The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81820 Message #2964625
Posted By: Charley Noble
13-Aug-10 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: RE: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
I'm not sure whether there was one source for our old friend Bill Bonyun's version of "The Alabama." He was certainly familiar with the three verses in Songs of American Sailormen by Joanna Colcord. On his recording Roll & Go, © 1962, it's actually Frank Warner who leads the song; it's probably Warner's version that Schooner Fare worked from.