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Thread #81820   Message #2964634
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Aug-10 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: ADD Version: The Alabama (Doerflinger #1)
MMario posted the versions from Doerflinger in another thread. for comparison, they should probably also be posted here.

Thread #54759   Message #849770
Posted By: MMario
18-Dec-02 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Add:The Alabama (1)
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - pp 35-36)

When the Al-a-bam-a's keel was laid
[Roll, Al-a-bam-a, Roll!]
They laid her keel in Birk-en-head,
[Oh, Roll, Al-a-bam-a, Roll!]

Oh, she was built at Birkenhead,
she was built in the yard of Jonathan Laird.

And down the Mersey she rolled away,
And Britain supplied her with men and guns

And she sailed away in search of a prize,
And when she came to the port of Cherbourg,

It was there she met with the little Kearsarge.
It was there she met the Ke-arsarge.

It was off Cherbourg harbor in April, '65,
That the Alabama went to a timely grave.