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American Ballads and Folk Songs
ALABAMA-BOUND *
A barrel-house conversation. This song has been popular amongst both whites and blacks for several decades. We give the levee-camp version, as sung by Bowlegs, a prisoner at Parchman, Mississippi.
I'm Alabama-boun', (2)
Ef de train don' run, I got a mule to ride.
My home am' here, (2)
Great Godamighty, babe,
My home am* here.
Make me drunk ag'in, (2)
Ef you catch me gettin' sober, babe,
♦We include in this version stanzas from Professor White's Folk Songs of the American Negro, from a collection made twenty years ago, and from the singing of prisoners in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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