Oh! Susanna


I came from Alabama wid my banjo on my knee
I'm goin' to Lousiana, my true love for to see
It rained all night de day I left, de weather it was dry
De sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna don't you cry.

Oh! Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I'm goin' to Lousiana wid my banjo on my knee.

I had a dream de odder night, when ev'ry thing was still
I thought I saw Susanna a-comin' down de hill
De buckwheat cake was in her mouth, de tear was in her eye
Says I, I'm comin' from de South, Susanna don't you cry.

Oh! Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I'm goin' to Lousiana wid my banjo on my knee.

I soon will be in New Orleans, and den I'll look all 'round
And when I find Susanna I'll fall upon de ground
But if I do not find her, dis darkie'll surely die
And when I'm dead and buried, Susanna don't your cry.

Oh! Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I'm goin' to Lousiana wid my banjo on my knee.

Midi sequenced by Barry Taylor

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