Oh! Susanna

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This is the fourth track on the EP. It is a world famous song by Stephen Collins Foster. The abridged lyrics are the same, but, as you will hear, we have changed the melody and feel of the song significantly. We hope you enjoy our version of a what some refer to as the first American popular song.

lyrics

I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee
I'm going to Louisiana
my true love for to see
the sun so hot I froze to death
Susanna don't you cry

Oh! Susanna
Oh don't you cry for me
I come from Alabama
with a banjo on my knee

I had a dream the other night
when everything was still
I dreamed I saw Susanna, dear
a-comin' down the hill
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth
a tear was in her eye
says I'm a-comin' from the south
Susanna don't you cry

Oh! Susanna
Oh don't you cry for me
I come from Alabama
with a banjo on my knee

I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee
I'm going to Louisiana
my true love for to see

Oh! Susanna
Oh don't you cry for me
I come from Alabama
with a banjo on my knee

credits

from Buttonwillow EP, released December 6, 2014
William Logan on Drumset

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Smithfield Bargain Los Angeles, California

Smithfield Bargain, a troupe of speakeasy folksters with sly vaudevillian charm, began in late 2009 when a sassy young lady in a pretty dress met two ruggedly handsome, stylish brothers in a room with a vacant piano. Tea was had. Songs were made. Ironically, sans piano. Then along came a wry jazz cat to lend a backbeat to their melodies, and extra pep in your step. And so it was. Just for you. ... more

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