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.