I came from Alabama Wid my banjo on my knee, I'm g'wan 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.
[Chorus] Oh! Susanna, Oh! don't you cry for me, I've come from Alabama, wid my banjo on my knee.
I jumped aboard de telegraph, And trabbelled down de ribber, De Lectrie fluid magnified, And killed five hundred Nigger De bullgine 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 had a dream de odder night When ebery ting was still; I thought I saw Susanna, A coming down de hill. The buckwheat cake war in her mouth, The tear was in her eye, Says I'm coming from de South, Susanna, don't you cry.
I scon will be in New Orleans, And den I'll look all round, And when I find Susanna, I fall upon the ground. But if I do not find her, Dis darkie I surely die, And when I'm dead and buried, Susanna, don't you cry.