1. Oh I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see
It rained all night the day I left, he weather it was dry
The sun so hot, I froze to death, Susanna, don't you cry
Oh, Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.
2. I had a dream the other night when everything was still
I thought I saw Susanna a-coming down the hill
The buckwheat cake was in her mouth, the tear was in her eye
Says I, I'm coming from the south, Susanna, don't you cry.
3. I soon 'll be in New Orleans, and then I'll look around
And when I find Susanna I'll fall upon de ground
And if I do not find her, then I will surely die
And when I'm dead and buried, Susanna don't you cry.