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     JAMES TAYLOR - OH, SUSANNAH (Stephen Foster ) From SWEET 
                    BABY JAMES album. Released 1970.   

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     Tabbed by:PJVillanueva







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, 
Suzanne, 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 Suzanne, 
she was comin' around the hill.
Now, the buckwheat cake was in her mouth, 
a tear was in her eye.
I said that I come from Dixieland, 
Suzanne, don't you break down and cry.
I said, oh, Susannah, now, 
don't you cry for me,
as I come from Alabama 
with my banjo on my knee.






This song features two guitar tracks. Both in standard tuning. 
For the 1st one you must use a capo on the 3rd fret. It is used 
the whole song through and it is played in A, matching the other 
one in C, for which you don't need the capo. This 2nd one is 
played just in the Intro and Outro.





e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------2-------2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|




  A
e|------- 0------ 0-H-2-- ----0--|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|0-H-2--------------------------|----2-P-0-----------0----------|
G|-------------------------------|------------2---------------2--|
D|--------2---------------2------|--------2---------------2------|
A|0------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|----------------0--------------|----------------0--------------|
  C
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ----0-- ------- -------|
B|------------1---------------1--|--------------------1----------|
G|-------------------------------|----0-----------------------0--|
D|--------2----------------------|--------2---------------2------|
A|3-----------------------0------|3------------------------------|
E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------|




                                  E
e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|0-H-2-----------2-P-0-------0--|--------------------0----------|
G|------------------------2------|----2-------1---------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|--------2----------------------|
A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
                                  G
e|------- ----0-- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----1---------------1-------0--|----1-------3------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------2------|-------------------------------|
A|3------------------------------|--------0-------2--------------|
E|----------------3--------------|3-----------------------3------|




  A
e|------- 0------ 0-H-2-- ----0--|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|0-H-2--------------------------|----2-P-0-----------0----------|
G|-------------------------------|------------2---------------2--|
D|--------2---------------2------|--------2---------------2------|
A|0------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|----------------0--------------|----------------0--------------|
  C
e|------- ----0-- ------- -------|------- ----0-- ------- -------|
B|----1---------------1----------|----1---------------1----------|
G|----------------------------0--|----------------------------0--|
D|--------2---------------2------|--------2---------------2------|
A|3------------------------------|3------------------------------|
E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------|



                                                  (.
                  E               A
e|------- 0------ ------- -------|----0-- ------- 0------ -------|
B|0-H-2-------0------------------|----0-----------0-H-2----------|
G|--------------------1-------2--|------------2------------------|
D|------------------------2------|-------------------------------|
A|0------------------------------|0-------0-------0--------------|
E|----------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
                  G               C                        Well I
e|------- ----0-H 1------ -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----1---------------0-------1--|----------------1--------------|
G|-------------------------------|--------0---2------------------|
D|--------2---------------0------|----2--------------------------|
A|3------------------------------|3------------------------------|
E|----------------3--------------|-------------------------------|



                                                  (.
  Amaj7           Bm7             Dbm7            F#m7
e|0------ ------- 2------ -------|4------ ------- ------- -------|
B|2---------------3--------------|5---------------2--------------|
G|1---------------2--------------|4---------------2--------------|
D|2---------------4--------------|6---------------2--------------|
A|0---------------2--------------|4------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|
  come    from    Alabama                                with my 



  Amaj7           F#m7            Bm7             E11
e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- 2------ ------- 2------|
B|--------2---------------2------|--------3---------------3------|
G|--------1---------------2------|--------2-----------2----------|
D|----2---------------2-------2--|----4--------------------------|
A|0------------------------------|2-----------2------------------|
E|----------------2--------------|----------------0--------------|
  banjo           on      my  knee,                         And I'm



  Amaj7           Bm7             Dbm7            F#m7
e|------- --0---- ------- --2----|------- -4----- ------- -------|
B|----------2---------------3----|---------5--------------2------|
G|----------1---------------2----|---------4--------------2------|
D|-----2---------------4---------|-----6--------------2-------2--|
A|0---------------2--------------|4------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|
  bound       for Louisiana,                                 my own 


                                                 (.
  Bm7             E11             Amaj7           E7sus4
e|------- 2------ ------- 2------|----0-- ------- 0------ -------|
B|--------3---------------3------|----2-----------0--------------|
G|--------2-----------2----------|----1-----------2--------------|
D|----4-----------2--------------|----2-----------0--------------|
A|2------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------0--------------|
  true love       for     to  see.                           It did 




e|0------ ------- 2------ -------|4------ ------- ------- -------|
B|2---------------3--------------|5---------------2--------------|
G|1---------------2--------------|4---------------2--------------|
D|2---------------4--------------|6---------------2--------------|
A|0---------------2--------------|4------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|
  rain    all     night   the day     I           left,       the 


                                                             (.

e|----0-- ------- ------- -------|------- ----2-- 5------ -------|
B|----2-------------------2------|--------3---------------3------|
G|----1-------------------2------|----2---------------2----------|
D|----2---------------2----------|-------------------------------|
A|0------------------------------|2------------------------------|
E|----------------2--------------|----------------0-----------0--|
  weather      was        bone    dry.                        The




e|0------ ------- 2------ -------|4------ ------- ------- -------|
B|2---------------3--------------|5---------------2--------------|
G|1---------------2--------------|4---------------2--------------|
D|2---------------4--------------|6---------------2--------------|
A|0---------------2--------------|4------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|
  sun was   so    hot   I         froze   myself,             Su


                                                 (.

e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ 2------ 0------ -------|
B|2---------------0-------0------|2-------0-------2--------------|
G|2---------------1-------1------|1-------2-------1--------------|
D|4---------------0-------0------|2-------0-------2--------------|
A|2------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
E|------------0------------------|--------0----------------------|
  zanne,  don't you go on and cry                            I said



  Dmaj7        Bm7      Eadd9sus4 Amaj7           F#m7
e|------- 2------ ------- -------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|-----2--------------3----------|--------2---------------2------|
G|---2--------------2--------2---|----1-------------------2------|
D|0---------0-----4--------4---4-|--------------------2-------2--|
A|-------------2-----------------|0------------------------------|
E|-----------------------0-------|----------------2--------------|
  oh,         Susannah,      now, don't   you cry         for me,



  Bb7             E11
e|------- 2------ ------- 2------|
B|--------3---------------3------|
G|----2---------------2----------|
D|----------------2-----------2--|
A|2-----------2------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
                             as I



  Amaj7           Bm7             Dbm7            F#m7
e|------- 0------ ------- 2------|------- 4------ ------- -------|
B|--------2---------------3------|--------5---------------2------|
G|----1-------1-------2-------2--|----4-------------------2------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------2-------2--|
A|0---------------2--------------|4-----------4------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|
  come    from    Alabama                                 with this
 




  Bm7             E11             Amaj7       E7sus4          Amaj7
e|------- 2------ ------- 2------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
B|--------3---------------3------|2-----------0---------------2--|
G|----2---------------2----------|1-----------2---------------1--|
D|-------------------------------|------------0------------------|
A|2-----------2------------------|0---------------------------0--|
E|----------------0-----------0--|------------0------------------|
  banjo       on          my  knee.



      E7sus4
e|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----0--------------------------|
G|----2--------------------------|
D|----0--------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|----0--------------------------|
                          Well I




e|0------ ---2--- ------- 4------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2----------3------------5------|------------2------------------|
G|1----------2------------4------|------------2------------------|
D|2----------4------------6------|------------2------------------|
A|0----------2------------4------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------2------------------|
  had  myself a  dream the other              night           when




e|0------ ------- ------- -------|----2-- ------- 5---P-- 2------|
B|2----------2-------------------|----3-----------3--------------|
G|1----------2-------------------|----2-----------2--------------|
D|2----------2-------------------|-------------------------------|
A|0------------------------------|----2--------------------------|
E|-----------2-------------------|------------0------------------|
  everything          was     still,                          I




e|0------ ----2-- ------- ----4--|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2-----------3---------------5--|------------2---------------2--|
G|1-----------2---------------4--|------------2---------------2--|
D|2-----------4---------------6--|------------2---------------4--|
A|0-----------2---------------4--|----------------------------2--|
E|-------------------------------|------------2------------------|
  dreamed I   saw     my     girl     Suzanne,        she was comin'
      that



e|------- ------- ------- ----0--|----2-- ----0-- ------- ----0--|
B|----------------0-------0---2--|----0-------2---------------2--|
G|----------------1-------1---1--|----2-------1---------------1--|
D|----------------0-------0---2--|----2-------2---------------2--|
A|----------------------------0--|------------0---------------0--|
E|------------0-------0----------|----0--------------------------|
              around  the hill.                       Now, the buck..




e|------- ----2-- ------- 4------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|------------3-----------5------|------------2------------------|
G|------------2-----------4------|------------2------------------|
D|------------4-----------6------|------------2------------------|
A|------------2-----------4------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------2------------------|
  ....wheat   cake    was in          her     mouth,          a




e|0------ ------- ------- -------|----2-- ------- 5---P-- 2------|
B|2-----------2------------------|----3-----------3--------------|
G|1-----------2------------------|----2-----------2--------------|
D|2-----------2------------------|-------------------------------|
A|0---------------------------2--|----2--------------------------|
E|------------2------------------|------------0------------------|
  tear was    in      her     eye.                            I




e|0------ ----2-- ------- ----4--|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2-----------3---------------5--|------------2------------------|
G|1-----------2---------------4--|------------2------------------|
D|2-----------4---------------6--|------------2------------------|
A|0-----------2---------------4--|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------2------------------|
  said    I   come    from   Dixieland,              Suzanne
      that



e|2------ ----2-- ------- -------|0---2-- ----0-- ------- -------|
B|3-----------3------------------|2---0-------2------------------|
G|2-----------2------------------|1---2-------1------------------|
D|4-----------2------------------|2---2-------2------------------|
A|2------------------------------|0-----------0------------------|
E|------------0------------------|----0--------------------------|
     don't  you   break  down and cry.                I   said, 




e|------- 2------ -----2- -----2-|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|-----2-------------3-----------|--------2---------------2------|
G|---2-----------------------2---|----1-------1-----------2------|
D|0---------0--------------------|--------------------2-------2--|
A|----------------2--------------|0------------------------------|
E|------------------------0------|----------------2--------------|
  oh,         Susannah,      now, don't   you cry         for me,


                         (.

e|------- 2------ ------- 2------|
B|--------3---------------3------|
G|----2---------------2----------|
D|----------------2--------------|
A|2-----------2------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
                           'cause I




e|------- 0------ ------- 2------|------- 4------ ------- -------|
B|--------2---------------3------|--------5---------------2------|
G|----1---------------2----------|----4-------------------2------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------2-------2--|
A|0---------------2--------------|4------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|
  come       from Alabama                                 with my
 


                                                         (.

e|------- 2------ ------- 2------|------- 0------ ------- 0------|
B|--------3---------------3------|--------2----------------------|
G|----2---------------2----------|----1-----------2--------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------0----------|
A|2-----------2------------------|0-----------0------------------|
E|----------------0-----------0--|----------------0--------------|
  banjo on my knee.




e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------2-------2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





e|------- 0------ 0-H-2-- ----0--|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|0-H-2--------------------------|----2-P-0-----------0----------|
G|-------------------------------|------------2---------------2--|
D|--------2---------------2------|--------2---------------2------|
A|0------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|----------------0--------------|----------------0--------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ----0-- ------- -------|
B|--------------------1----------|----1---------------1----------|
G|------------0---------------0--|----------------------------0--|
D|--------2---------------2------|--------2---------------2------|
A|3------------------------------|3------------------------------|
E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------|



                                                 (.

e|------- 0------ ------- -------|----0-- ------- 0------ -------|
B|0-H-2-------0------------------|----0-----------0-H-2----------|
G|--------------------1-------2--|------------2------------------|
D|------------------------2------|-------------------------------|
A|0------------------------------|0-------0-------0--------------|
E|----------------0--------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----1---------------0----------|----------------1--------------|
G|------------0---------------0--|--------0---2------------------|
D|--------2---------------0------|----2--------------------------|
A|3------------------------------|3------------------------------|
E|----------------3--------------|-------------------------------|










        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause




                                     
  
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jfberres 11 wrote on June 3 2013, 11:13 pm

Very nice tab. Good job in calling out some really unusual chords.

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TBoneRodrigues 18 wrote on May 30 2016, 03:18 pm

Db should really be C#. I'm only being that picky because a tab this good deserves that level of accuracy. :)

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