Oh! Susanna (1848)

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Oh! Susanna (1848)
by Stephen Foster
418767Oh! Susanna1848Stephen Foster


as Sung by

The Ethiopian Serenaders

Written by


Arranged for the


Pr. 25 Cts Net.


Published by F. D. BENTEEN 181 Baltimore St.
W. T. Mayo New Orleans.


Lyrics (not individually listed)

I came from Alabama,
Wid my banjo on my knee,
I'm gwyne to Louisiana,
My true love for to see;
It rain'd all night the day I left,
The weather it was dry,
The sun so hot I froze to death,
Susanna, don't you cry.


Oh! Susanna,
Oh don't you cry for me,
I've come from Alabama
Wid by banjo on my knee.


I jumped aboard de telegraph,
And trabbled down de riber,
De lectric fluid magnified,
And killed five hundred nigger.
De bullgine bust, de horse run off,
I realy thought I'd die;
I shut my eyes to hold my breath,
Susanna, don't you cry.
Cho: Oh! Susanna &c.


I had a dream de odder night
When ebery ting was still,
I thought I saw Susanna
A coming down de hill;
The buck-wheat cake was in her mouth,
The tear was in her eye;
Says I, "I'm coming from de south,
Susanna, don't you cry."
Cho: Oh! Susanna &c.


I soon will be in New Orleans,
And den I'll look all round,
And when I find Susanna,
I will fall upon de ground.
And if I do not find her,
Dis darkie'l surely die,
And when I'm dead and buried,
Susanna, don't you cry.
Cho: Oh! Susanna &c.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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