OH! SUSANNA by Stephen Foster words lyrics best popular old American folk songs

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OH! SUSANNA by Stephen Foster words lyrics best popular old American folk songs performance & video Copyright (c) 2016 by Charles E. Szabo "Oh! Susanna" is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), first published in 1848. It is among the most popular American songs ever written. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[1] (wiki) In 1846, Stephen Foster moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and became a bookkeeper with his brother's steamship company. While in Cincinnati, Foster wrote "Oh! Susanna", possibly for his men's social club.[2][3] The song was first performed by a local quintet at a concert in Andrews' Eagle Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 1847.[4] It was first published by W. C. Peters & Co. in Cincinnati in 1848.[5] Other minstrel troupes performed the work, and, as was common at the time, many registered the song for copyright under their own names. As a result, it was copyrighted and published at least 21 times[6] from February 25, 1848, through February 14, 1851.[3] Foster earned just $100 ($2,653 in 2012 dollars[7]) for the song,[8] but its popularity led the publishing firm Firth, Pond & Company to offer him a royalty rate of two cents per copy of sheet music sold,[3] convincing him to become America's first fully professional songwriter.[9][10] The name Susanna may refer to Foster's deceased sister Charlotte, whose middle name was Susannah.[11] There are however others that dispute that.[who?] wiki I come from Alabama with my Banjo on my knee— I'm goin' to Louisiana my true love for to see. It rained 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, do not cry for me; I come from Alabama, with my Banjo on my knee. 2. (This verse is rarely sung in its original form today; to avoid the racism of the original lyrics, the word "Nigger" is often replaced with "chigger") 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: 3. I had a dream the other night, when everything was still; I thought I saw Susanna dear, a comin' down the hill. The buckwheat cake was in her mouth, a tear was in her eye, I says, "I've coming from the South"-Susanna, don't you cry. Chorus: An unauthorized[citation needed] fourth verse was added:[19] 4. I soon will be in New Orleans, and then I'll look all around, And when I find Susanna, I'll fall upon the ground. But if I do not find her, this darkie'll surely die, And when I'm dead and buried—Susanna, don't you cry. Modern version[edit] Oh, I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee! Going to Louisiana, my true love for to see Oh Susannah! Oh don't you cry for me! For I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry The sun so hot I froze to death, Susannah don't you cry Oh Susannah! Oh don't you cry for me! For I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee! Optional third verse[edit] I had a dream the other night, when everything was still I thought I saw Susannah dear a-comin' down the hill A buckwheat cake was in her mouth, a tear was in her eye I said I come from dixieland, Susannah don't you cry! Oh Susannah! Oh, don't you cry for me! For I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee Oh Susannah! Oh don't you cry for me! For I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee (wiki) BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, STEPHEN FOSTER, PITTSBURGH, OHIO, SONGWRITER, FATHER OF AMERICAN MUSIC, CIVIL WAR SONGS, Oh! Susanna, Camptown Races, Old Folks at Home, My Old Kentucky Home, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Old Black Joe, Beautiful Dreamer, Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, CINCINNATI,

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