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Lyr Req: Alabamy Bound (DeSylva/Green/Henderson)

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ALABAMA BOUND


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(origins) Origin: Alabama Bound & Don't You Leave Me Here (36)
Lyr Req: Lead Belly's Alabama Bound 1940 (26)


GUEST,Don 18 Oct 01 - 10:54 AM
Rasta 18 Oct 01 - 12:04 PM
fat B****rd 18 Oct 01 - 02:44 PM
Mary in Kentucky 18 Oct 01 - 02:57 PM
GUEST,Don 18 Oct 01 - 04:15 PM
Mary in Kentucky 18 Oct 01 - 04:58 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 22 Oct 01 - 06:05 PM
Mudlark 23 Oct 01 - 01:38 AM
GUEST,joebigun@dfsi.net 17 Feb 03 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,Q 17 Feb 03 - 12:54 PM
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Subject: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: GUEST,Don
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 10:54 AM

Reading the thread on "Alabama Jubilee" made me think of a song called "Alabama Bound". There is a song by that name in the DT, attributed to Leadbelly (I think I have it on a recording by Doc Watson.)

But I'm thinking of a different song. I believe it starts something like "I'm Alabama bound, don't want no heebie-jeebies hangin' around ..." and there is also a line about "I'll put my tootsies in an upper berth."

Anyone have it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: Rasta
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 12:04 PM

well the boats up the river and the tides gone down-i believe to my soul im Alabama bound---thats all i can think of in regard to the lyrics. /////i learned it from a Greenbriar boys album called Dian and the Greenbriar boys a NY based bluegrass group with John Hearald and Bob Yellin and at the time the Late Ralph Rinzler.--good luck its a fun song to sing-----Rastaaaaaaaa


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 02:44 PM

This sounds like the sort of song sung whilst waving a straw boater about. The tune I recall is up tempo and usually called "Alabammy Bound". Not the Leadbelly one, of course. Sorry not to have been more help.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALABAMY BOUND (DeSylva/Green/Henderson)
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 02:57 PM

ALABAMY BOUND
Words by Buddy DeSylva and Bud Green, music by Ray Henderson. ©1924.

I'm Alabamy bound
There'll be no heebie-jeebies hanging 'round
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
They'll be no heebie-jeebies hanging 'round
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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: GUEST,Don
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 04:15 PM

Yes, that's the one! Thank you very much!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 04:58 PM

A nice medley: Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee/ Alabamy Bound/ Alabama Jubilee


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 06:05 PM

Thanks for bringing back some memories... I'd forgotten all about this song. While it's not Alabama related, I have a great love for Sailing Down To Chesapeake Bay. Don't know if anyone else is a big Clancy Hayes, Bob Scobey fan, but they recorded many songs of this type. Ocean Roll is another great one..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: Mudlark
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 01:38 AM

Hi Don... It's a great song, much fun to sing, rollicking and room for a BIG FINISH! I first heard it in The Purple Rose of Cairo and couldn't leave it alone until I;d worked out all the chords.


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Subject: Medley
From: GUEST,joebigun@dfsi.net
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 12:45 PM

Supposedly lyrics in the tune, Alabama Jubileeinclude a medley of 2-3 tunes (?) Way Down On the Levie, In Old Alabamy, Waiting on the Rob't
E Lee, if not, am I confusing the three tunes in the medley above.?
I can't find lyrics for above individually or in group on Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 12:54 PM

Alabamy Bound, by Bud De Silva, Bud Green and Ray Henderson, 1925. Sheet music held in Levy, but not shown, still under copyright.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alabama Bound - the other one
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 01:00 PM

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, first line: Way down on the levee in old Alabamy. First line of chorus: Watch them shufflin' along.
Published 1912, words by Wolfe Gilbert, music by Lewis F. Muir. A big hit for Al Jolson.
Sheet music shown at Levy Collection.


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