Written by Stephen Foster in 1848

Well, I come from Alabama
With my banjo on my knee
And I’m bound for Louisiana
My own true love for to see
It did rain all night the day I left
The weather was bone dry
The sun was so hot I froze myself
Susanne, don’t you go on and cry
I said, oh, Susannah
Now, don’t you cry for me
As I come from Alabama
With this banjo on my knee
Well, I had myself a dream the other night
When everything was still
I dreamed that I saw my girl Susanne
She was coming around the hill
Now, the buckwheat cake was in her mouth
A tear was in her eye
I said, that I come from Dixie land
Susanne, don’t you break down and cry
I said, oh, Susannah
Now, don’t you cry for me
‘Cause I come from Alabama
With my banjo on my knee