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Oh Susana!
a poem by
Stephen Foster 


I came from Alabama
wid my banjo on my knee, 
I'm g'wan to Louisiana, 
My true love for to see, 
It raind all night the day I left 
The weather it was dry, 
The sun so hot I frose to death
Susana dont you cry. 
[Chorus] Oh! Susana Oh! dont you cry for me
I've come from Alabama wid mi ban jo on my knee.
[Solo] I jumped aboard de telegraph, 
And trabbelled down de riber, 
De Lectric fluid magnified, 
And Killed five Hundred Nigger 
De bullgine buste, de horse run off,
I realy thought I'd die; 
I shut my eyes to hold my breath,
Susana, dont you cry. 
[Chorus] Oh! Susana Oh! dont you cry for me 
I've come from Alabama wid mi ban jo on my knee.
[Solo] I had a dream de odder night, 
When ebery ting was still; 
I thought I saw Susana, 
A coming down de hill. 
The buckwheat cake war in her mouth,
The tear was in her eye, 
Says I, im coming from de South,
Susana, dont you cry. 
[Chorus] Oh! Susana Oh! dont you cry for me 
I've come from Alabama wid mi ban jo on my knee.
[Solo] I soon will be in New Orleans, 
And den I'll look all round, 
And when I find Susana, 
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, 
Susana, dont you cry. 
[Chorus] Oh! Susana Oh! dont you cry for me
I've come from Alabama wid mi ban jo on my knee.

 

Oh Susana! - a poem by Stephen Foster

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