Oh! Susanna
Stephen Foster

Written in 1848, this became a nationwide hit. It was the unofficial anthem of the 49ers during the California Gold Rush.

G
I came from Alabama
              A7             D7
wid my banjo on my knee,
         G
I'm g'wan to Louisiana,
      Em         D7     G
My true love for to see,
     G
It rain'd all night the day I left
         A7                D7
The weather it was dry,
        G
The sun so hot I frose to death
      Em   D7          G
Susanna don't you cry.

Chorus:

C                           G           A7      D7
Oh! Susanna Oh! Don't you cry for me
         G                                      Em    D7      G
I've come from Alabama wid mi banjo on my knee.

I had a dream de odder night,
When ebery ting was still;
I thought I saw Susanna,
A coming down de hill.
The buckwheat cake war in her mouth,
The tear was in her eye,
Says I, I'm coming from de South,
Susanna, don't you cry.

Chorus

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

Chorus

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