Oh! Susanna

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster

VERSE 1

  G 
I came from Alabama, 

              A7    D 
With my banjo on my knee,

    G 
I'm going to Louisiana,

             D7     G 
My true love for to see;

  
It rained all night the day I left,

            A7     D 
The weather it was dry,

    G                     C#dim7 
The sun so hot I froze to death,

  G      D7        G 
Susanna, don't you cry.

C               G                 D 
Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me,

     G                               D7    G 
I've come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee.

C               G                 D 
Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me,

     G                               D7    G 
I've come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee.

  
VERSE 2

  G 
I jumped aboard the telegraph,

             A7       D 
And traveled down the river 

     G 
The electric fluid magnified,

                D7      G 
And killed five hundred chigger 

  
The bullgine bust, the horse ran off,

         A7          D 
I really thought I'd die;

  G                       C#dim7 
I shut my eyes to hold my breath,

  G      D7        G 
Susanna, don't you cry.

C               G                 D 
Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me,

     G                               D7    G 
I've come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee.

C               G                 D 
Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me,

     G                               D7    G 
I've come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee.

  
VERSE 3

  G 
I had a dream the other night 

           A7        D 
When every thing was still,

  G 
I thought I saw Susanna 

         D7       G 
A-coming down the hill;

  
The buckwheat cake was in her mouth,

             A7     D 
The tear was in her eye;

  G                       C#dim7 
I said, "I come from Dixieland,

  G      D7        G 
Susanna, don't you cry." 

C               G                 D 
Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me,

     G                               D7    G 
I've come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee.

C               G                 D 
Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me,

     G                               D7    G 
I've come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 C Major C#dim7 D Major D7 G Major
Guitar A7 C Major C#dim7 D Major D7 G Major
Mandolin A7 C Major C#dim7 D Major D7 G Major
Piano A7 C Major C#dim7 D Major D7 G Major
Ukulele A7 C Major C#dim7 D Major D7 G Major

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