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Oh Susanna [core]

I came from Alabama with a banjo on my 5 knee
I'm 1 goin' to Louisiana, my true love 5 for to 1 see
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was 5 dry
The 1 sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna, 5 don't you 1 cry

Chorus
4 Oh, Susanna, Oh, 1 don't you cry for 5 me
I 1 come from Alabama with a banjo 5 on my 1 knee

I had a dream the other night when every thing was still
I dreamed I saw Susanna a-coming o'er the hill
The buckwheat cakes was in her mouth, and the tears was in her eye
Says I, I'm coming from the South, Susanna don't you cry

I soon will be in New Orleans, And then I'll look around
And when I find Susanna, I'll fall upon the ground
But if I do not find her, This man'll surely die
And when I'm dead and buried, Susanna, don't you cry

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The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

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A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com