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Oh Susanna tab

Oh Susanna is just about a "must play" song to have in your repertoire as a harmonica player
- it just has such a friendly, rustic sound to it, and is instantly recognizable.

One thing to look for with the Oh Susanna tab is that the first two notes of almost every line, except for the chorus, sound "double time" to the rest of the line.  Examples of this in the Oh Susanna tabs?

4    -4   
 Well I 

4-4   5    
I-t rained

etc.

Just sing the song to yourself first and you'll notice this pattern.

Here's the Oh Susanna tabs in flash audio, played on a key of C harmonica:

Oh Susanna


 4    -4   5       6     6-6  6  5
 Well I  come from Al-a-bam-a
 

 4  -4  5  5  -4  4  -4
with my ban-jo on my knee;


4-4   5    6  6   -6  6 5
I'm goin' to Lou-'si-an-a


4-4   5    5  -4  -4  4
M-y true love for to see.


4-4   5     6    6   -6   6  5   4
I-t rained all night the day I left


                  
-4    5   5  -4  4  -4
The weath-er it was dry;


              
4 -4  5   6  6 -6   6    5   4
Th-e sun so hot I froze to death,


-4  5  5    -4   -4   4
Su-san-na, don't you cry.

 

-5  -5 -6  -6  -6    6    6   5   4  -4
Oh, Su-san-na, oh, don't you cry for me;


4 -4   5    6   6-6  6  5
I-ve come from Al-a-bam-a


     
 4  -4  5  5  -4 -4   4
with my ban-jo on my knee.

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