Words & Music by: Stephen Foster (1826-1864) in 1848

Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the "father of American music", was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. His songs — such as "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Hard Times Come Again No More", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Old Black Joe", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", and "Beautiful Dreamer" — remain popular over 150 years after their composition.



                                                                                                                 Stephen Collins Foster

LYRICS:  Oh, Susanna

1. I come from AlabamaWith my banjo on my knee
I'm gwyne to Louisiana,
My true love for to see
It rain'd 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

3. I had a dream the other nightWhen 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