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Thread #81820   Message #3910652
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Mar-18 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: RE: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Might be relevant. Colcord gives the 3 stanza version in 'Roll and Go' 1924 and the same 3 stanzas in Songs of American Sailormen 1938, but in the notes to the latter adds 'which my father used to sing'. Her father was Lincoln A. Colcord captain of the barque Harvard from 1891 to 98 .