Mike Moxcey ©2005
1. Well I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
This was the number one hit song of 1849 and sold over 250,000 copies of the sheet music.
and I'm going to Lousiana my own true love for to see.
Well 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, don't you cry for me
cause I come from Alabama 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.
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