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OH SUSANNA, 1850's


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I came from Alabama Wid my banjo on my knee, Im gwan 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; Susanna, don't you cry. Chorus: Oh! Susanna, Oh! don't you cry for me, Ive come from Alabama, wid my banjo on my knee. I jumped aboard de telegraph, And trabbelled down de ribber, De Lectrie fluid magnified, And killed five hundred Nigger De bullgine bust, de horse run off, I realy thought Id die; I shut my eyes to hold my breath, Susanna, don't you cry. Chorus: 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 Im coming from de South, Susanna, don't you cry. Chorus: I scon will be in New Orleans, And den Ill look all round, And when I find Susanna, I fall upon the ground. But if I do not find her, Dis darkie I surely die, And when Im dead and buried, Susanna, don't you cry. Chorus:



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