“The Black Mustache”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925
Keywords: courting hair money abandonment oldmaid
Found in: US(Ap,MW,SE,So)


"It's O once I had a charming beau..." The singer describes his wealth and wooing. "And then there came a sour old maid, She's worth her weight in gold," whom the suitor prefers. She warns against "those stylish chaps that wear the black mustache"



  1. Randolph 402, "The Little Black Mustache" (3 texts)
  2. BrownII 202, "The Little Black Mustache" (1 text plus 1 excerpt and mention of 4 more)
  3. Combs/Wilgus 154, pp. 180-181, "The Black Mustache" (1 text)
  4. Roud #471
  5. BI, CW180A