Mike Moxcey ©2005
by Stephen Foster
In this one, the “verse” part is played twice and the chorus once.
Sometimes the verse is called the A part and the chorus the B part and folks will say, “We’re going to play this AAB.”
vs (A): I / / / | / / V / |I / / / | / V I / |(2X)
ch (B): IV / / / | I / V / |I / / / | / V I / |
1. Well I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
and I'm going to Louisiana, my own true love for to see.
It rained all night the day I left, the weather was bone dry,
the sun so hot I froze myself, Susanna don't you cry.
ch: Oh Susanna, now don't you cry for me
cause I'm bound for Louisiana with my banjo on my knee.
2. I had a dream the other night when everything was still.
I dreamed I saw my gal Susanne, she was coming around the hill.
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth a tear was in her eye.
I said, "I'm bound for Dixieland, Susanna don't you cry."
3. I soon will be in New Orleans and then I'll look all around,
and when I find Susanna I'll fall upon the ground.
But if I do not find her then I will surely die,
and when I'm dead and buried, Susanna don't you cry.