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Thread #97813 Message #1929190
Posted By: Richie
07-Jan-07 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Alabama Bound & Don't You Leave Me Here
Subject: RE: origin and lyr: Alabama Bound
Apparently the forst copyright on Alabama Bound was in 1909 by New Orleans comper Robert Hoffman. Anyone find the lyrics?
Here's a version of Elder Green's in Town from Lomax's 1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes; Section 15: State Farm, Camp #9, near Arkansas City, Arkansas; May 22
Ella Green- sung by Alf "Dad" Valentine
Ella Green's in town
My sister and them caught her singin'
Don't you leave her here, don't you leave her here
If you miss de train an' de steamboat
She's got a mule to ride, she's got a mule to ride
If she miss de train she got a mule to ride
Ella Green's in town, turnin' round an' round.
You can listen here: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?lomaxbib:1:./temp/~ammem_ll6C::@@@mdb=mcc,gottscho,detr,nfor,wpa,aap,cwar,bbpix,cowellbib,