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Oh Susanna
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I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see
It rained 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
For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee

I had a dream the other night when everything was still
I thought I saw Susanna a-coming down the hill
The buckwheat cake was in her mouth
The tear was in her eye
Says I, I'm coming from the south
Susanna, don't you cry

Oh, Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee

I jumped aboard de telegraph and trabbled down de wire,
De 'lectric fluid magnified and killed hundreds in de fire.
De bull-gine bust, de horse run off, I really thought I'd die
I shut my eyes to hold my breath,
Susanna, don't you cry.

Oh, Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee

I soon will be in New Orleans, and then I'll look around
And when I find Susanna I will fall upon de ground
And if I do not find her, I know I'll surely die
And when I'm dead and buried, Susanna don't you cry.

Oh, Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee