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Rose of Alabama
Words by S. S. Steele, Music unknown


Chords & Words: Alabama also said as Alabamy. G D G Away from Mississippi's vale, with my ol' hat there for a sail, G D G I crossed upon a cotton bale to Rose of Alabamy. CHORUS: C Oh, brown Rosie, Rose of Alabamy. G D G A sweet tobacco posey is the Rose of Alabamy. I landed on the far sand bank, I sat upon the hollow plank, And there I made the banjo twank ["twang"] for Rose of Alabamy. CHORUS: Oh, arter d'rectly bye and bye, the moon rose white as Rosie's eye, Den like a young coon out so sly, stole Rose of Alabamy. CHORUS: I said, "Sit down just where you please'" & upon my lap she took her ease. "It's good to go upon the knees," said Rose of Alabamy. CHORUS: The river rose, the cricket sang; the lightnin' bug it flashed it’s wang. Then, like a rope, my arms I flang 'round Rose of Alabamy. ["wang" = "wing" & "flang" = "fling"] CHORUS: We hugged, how long I cannot tell; my Rosie seemed to like it well. My banjo in the river fell. Oh, Rose of Alabamy. CHORUS: Like alligator after prey, I jump in but it float away, And all the while it seem to say, "Oh Rose of Alabamy." CHORUS: Now, every night come rain or shower, I hunt that banjo for an hour; And see my sweet tobacco flower. Oh, Rose of Alabamy. CHORUS: Oh, fare thee well, you belles of Spain and fare thee well to Liza Jane. Your charms will all be put to shame By Rose of Alabamy. CHORUS:
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