Stephen C. Foster

Ring Ring The Banjo

Stephen Collins Foster, known as "the father of American music", was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music.






De time is nebber dreary if de darkey nebber groans;
De ladies nebber weary wid de rattle of de bones:
Den come again Susanna by de gaslight ob de moon;
We'll tum de old Piano when de banjo's out ob tune.

Chorus:

Ring, ring de banjo! I like dat good old song,
Come again my true lub, Oh! wha you been so long?

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