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Well I’ve come from Alabama,
My banjo on my knee.
I’ve gone to Louisiana,
My true love for to see.
It rained all night the day I left.
The weather was bone dry.
The sun so hot I froze to death.
Susanna, don’t you cry.
Oh Susanna, don’t you cry for me.
I’ve come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.

I had a dream the other night,
When everything was still.
I thought I saw Susanna.
She was coming up the hill.
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth,
And a tear was in her eye.
I said, “I’m a coming from the south.
Susanna, don’t you cry.

When I get to New Orleans,
Then I’ll look around.
And if I find Susanna,
I will fall down on the ground.
But if I do not find that girl,
This man will surely die.
And when I’m dead and buried, Lord!
Susanna, don’t you cry.


from If My Luck Don't Change, released November 20, 2016



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Tin Cup Rattlers Chattanooga, Tennessee

Jeff and Marcy Paulson of the Tin Cup Rattlers love sharing old-time ballads, gospels, and folksongs in the tradition of their home in Southeast Tennessee. Their blend of clawhammer banjo, old-time harmonica, and mountain singing is original, yet demonstrates compelling reverence for tradition. This duo is drawn to time-honored tunes and their love for the music is infectious. ... more

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