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OH! SUSANNA!, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: I come from alabama, with a banjo on my knee
Last Line: (chrous)
Variant Title(s): Susanna
Subject(s): Patriotism

I come from Alabama with my Banjo on my knee --
I'se gwine to Lou'iana with my true lub to see.
It rain'd all night de day I left, de wedder it was dry;
The sun so hot I froze to def -- Susanna, dont you cry.


Oh! Susanna, do not cry for me;
I come from Alabama,
Wid my Banjo on my knee.

I jump'd aboard the telegraph and trabbled down de ribber,
De lectrick fluid magnified, and kill'd five hundred Nigga.
De bulgine bust and de hoss ran off, I really though I'd die;
I shut my eyes to hold my bref -- Susanna dont you cry.


I had a dream de udder night, when ebry ting was still;
I thought I saw Susanna dear, a coming down de hill,
De buckweat cake was in her mouf, de tear was in her eye,
I says, I'se coming from de souf, -- Susanna dont you cry.


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