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Thread #97813   Message #1930194
Posted By: GUEST
08-Jan-07 - 10:05 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Alabama Bound & Don't You Leave Me Here
Subject: RE: origin and lyr: Alabama Bound
No luck so far in finding the Ed Rogers-Saul Aaronson "Alabama Bound," but still looking.

The DeSylva-Green-Henderson "Alabamy Bound" is a riff off the traditional piece, but is a different song, distinct in melody and lyrics. Not sure this is a complete version, but here it is from The Ultimate Fake Book:

ALABAMY BOUND   

Words by B.G. DeSylva and Bud Green, Music by Ray Henderson, c. 1925, 1954 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. New York

I'm Alabamy bound,
There'll be no "Heebie Jeebies" hangin' around,
Just gave the meanest ticket man on earth
All I'm worth
To put my tootsies in an upper berth,
Just hear that choo-choo sound,
I know that soon we're goin' to cover ground,
And then I'll holler so the world will know, here I go,
I'm Alabamy bound.

I'm Alabamy bound,
There'll be no "Heebie Jeebies" hangin' around,
Just gave the meanest ticket man on earth
All I'm worth
To put my tootsies in an upper berth,
I'm just a lucky hound,
To have someone to put my arms around,
That's why I'm shoutin' for the world to know, here I go,
I'm Alabamy bound.