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Originally recorded 'live' in the studio for my first solo album, "Just Let Me Dream," with a crack bluegrass outfit, O Susanna remains a favorite.

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O Susanna
©Nancy K. Dillon 2004


O Susanna, night is coming on.
Take your heart and keep it safe until the dawn.
There I go again - wanting the best for you.
There you go again - saying that we’re through.

O Susanna, stars light one by one.
This old world keeps spinning ‘round the setting sun.
There you go again - flying all apart.
There I go again - the horse before the cart.

Your wings are singed and sunburnt
While I sit like a stone.
My stillness makes you crazy.
You make me feel alone.

O Susanna, don’t you cry for me.
Tune up that old banjo, play a filigree.
Here we go again - dancing on the flame.
Here we go again - the music’s still the same.

Your wings are singed and sunburnt
While I sit like a stone.
My stillness makes you crazy.
You make me feel alone.

O Susanna, don’t you cry for me.
Tune up that old banjo, play an elegy.
Here we go again - dancing on the flame.
Here we go again - the music’s still the same.

credits

from Live at The Royal Room, track released September 16, 2017
All songs written by Nancy K. Dillon (BMI) except "Annabelle" written by Nancy K. Dillon (Rose Rock Music BMI, Admin SongTrust) & John Hadley (Hadley Six Music BMI, Admin by Sony, ATV, BMI

Performers:
Nancy K. Dillon (vocals/guitar)
Lucien La Motte (electric guitar)

Engineered by Kyle Mooney (Royal Room, Seattle)

Mixed and Mastered by Ian Lang (Nursery Studios, Alsager, UK)

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Nancy K Dillon Seattle, Washington

On her albums, Nancy K. Dillon maps the road West; the dusty highways that conjure up images like Kerouac's road trips, traveling dustbowl carnivals, and free-spirited 70s hipsters. Inspired by Oklahoma & Texas troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Kevin Welch, Dillon's songs are short stories about characters that populate true American life. ... more

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