She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain

She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain is a traditional folk song, but is derived from the spiritual “When the Chariot Comes”. The song first appeared in Carl Sandburg’s 1927, The American Songbag. He reported that “the spiritual  “When the Chariot Comes“, which was sung to the same melody, was adapted by railroad workers in the Read More

Oh! Susanna

Oh! Susanna is a popular American folk song. In 1846, Stephen Foster moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and worked in his brother’s steamship company as a bookkeeper. He wrote Oh! Susanna during this time. “The name Susanna may refer to Foster’s deceased sister Charlotte, whose middle name was Susannah.” Many historians believe he wrote it for Read More