Oh Susanna

June 5, 2007 at 1:05 pm 1 comment

Written by Stephen Foster.

I come from Alabama
With my banjo on my knee
I’m going to Louisiana
My true love for to see
     [or “Where my true love waits for me”]

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

[Chorus]

Oh Susanna
Now 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
Coming down the hill

A buckwheat cake was in her mouth
A tear was in her eye
I said, I’m coming from the South
Susanna, don’t you cry

Here’s a fun rendition by kid favorite artist Laurie Berkner and friends:

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