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Stephen Foster - Oh Susanna! sheet music for Treble Clef Instrument

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Oh Susanna!

Oh, Susanna
(Stephen Foster)

I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see
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

Oh, Susanna, oh 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 a-coming down the hill
The buckwheat cake was in her mouth
The tear was in her eye
Says I, I'm coming from the south
Susanna, don't you cry

I jumped aboard de telegraph and trabbled down de [ribber,]*
De 'lectric fluid magnified [and killed five hundred nigger.]*
De bull-gine bust, de horse run off, I really thought I'd die
I shut my eyes to hold my breath,
Susanna, don't you cry.

I soon will be in New Orleans, and then I'll look around
And when I find Susanna I will fall upon de ground
And if I do not find her, [dis darkie'll surely die]**
And when I'm dead and buried, Susanna don't you cry.

For political correctness, DAD suggests:
* [wire], *[killed hundreds in de fire.]
**[I know I'll surely die]


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About 'Oh Susanna!'

Artist: Foster, Stephen (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:July 4, 1826
Died:January 13, 1864
The Artist:Stephen Collins Foster known as the father of American music, was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs many of which are stil popular today.
"Oh! Susanna" is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), first published in 1848. It is among the most popular American songs ever written. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
Number of Pages:1
Difficulty:Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
Instrument: Treble Clef Instrument  (View more Intermediate Treble Clef Instrument Music)
Style: Traditional (View more Traditional Treble Clef Instrument Music)
Copyright: Creative Commons Attribute 3.0  

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