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Oh Suzanna - Stephen Foster
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Oh Suzanna - Stephen Foster  (4/4)

Verse:
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   A                         E7  A           E
    _         _       _               _             _
   | |   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----|---0-0-2---|-0---------|-----------|-----------|
B|---0-|-2---------|---2-----0-|-2-2-0-----|-0-------0-|
G|-2---|-----------|-------2---|-------2---|-------2---|
D|-----|---2-----2-|-----2---0-|---2-----2-|---2-------|
A|-----|-0---0-----|-0-----0---|-0---------|-----------|
E|-----|-----------|-----------|-----------|-0---0-----|
     I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
     It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry

   A                   E7  A   E       A
          _     _               _
   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |
e|---0-0---2-|-0---------|-----------|---------|
B|-2---------|---2-----0-|-2-2-0-0---|---------|
G|-----------|-------2---|---------0-|-2-------|
D|---2---2---|-----2---0-|---2-------|---2-----|
A|-0---0-----|-0-----0---|-0---------|-0---0---|
E|-----------|-----------|-------0---|---------|
I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see
The sun so hot, I froze to death Susanna, don't you cry

Chorus:
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   D                     A           E
                _               _           _
   | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-2-2-----2-|-0-0-------|-----------|
B|-3---3---|-----------|-----2-----|-0-------0-|
G|---2---2-|-----2---2-|-------2---|-------2---|
D|-0-------|-0---------|---2-----2-|---2-------|
A|-----0---|-------0---|-0---0-----|-----------|
E|---------|-----------|-----------|-0---0-----|
  Oh,   Susanna,  Oh don't you cry for me    For I

   A                   E7  A   E       A
        _       _               _ 
   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |
e|---0-0-2---|-0---------|-----------|---------|
B|-2---------|---2-----0-|-2-2-0-0---|---------|
G|-----------|-------2---|---------1-|-2-------|
D|---2-----2-|-----2---0-|---2-------|---2-----|
A|-0---0-----|-0-----0---|-0---------|-0---0---|
E|-----------|-----------|-----0-----|---------|
 Come from   Alabama  with my  banjo  on my  knee


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Lyrics and Chords:
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Verse:

   A           '             '           E7
I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
    A             '        [A         E7]    A
I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see
    A                    '               '              E7
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry
    A              '              [A      E7]    A
The sun so hot, I froze to death Susanna, don't you cry

Chorus:

D    '           A                E7
Oh, Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me
       A           '           [A     E7]   A
For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee


Verse:
I jumped aboard the telegraph and traveled down the river,
Electric fluid magnified, and killed five hundred Nigger.
The bullgine bust, the horse ran off, I really thought I'd die;
I shut my eyes to hold my breath—Susanna, don't you cry.

Chorus

Verse:
I soon will be in New Orleans, and then I’ll look all round,
And when I find Susanna, I'll fall upon the ground.
But if I do not find her, then I'll surely die,
And when I’m dead and buried, Susanna, don't you cry.

Chorus
        
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Oh Suzanna - Stephen Foster
Oh Suzanna - Stephen Foster
Oh! Susanna is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), first published in 1848. Incorporating European, white American and African-American musical traditions, it is among the most popular American songs ever written.

The song blends together a variety of musical traditions. The opening line refers to "a banjo on my knee", referring to a musical instrument with African origins, but the song takes its beat from the polka, which had just reached America from Europe. Glenn Weiser suggests the song was influenced by an existing work, "Rose of Alabama" (1846), with which it shares some similarities in lyrical theme and musical structure.

Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Oh Suzanna - Stephen Foster




Oh Suzanna - Stephen Foster
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 7/13/2012
Tab By: willc
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