Alabama John Cherokee

Lyrics

Made 'im a slave down in Alabam'
Alabama John Cherokee
'E run away every time he can
Alabama John Cherokee

Weigh hey-uh!
Alabama John Cherokee
Weigh hey-uh!
Alabama John Cherokee

Ship 'im aboard a whaling ship
Den he give dat bossman de slip

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Cotch 'im again, dey hol' him tight
Feed 'im with a whip both day an' night

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Nothing to eat an' nothing to drink
Soon 'is bone dey begin to clink

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Nothing to drink an' nothing to eat
Soon 'e gone dead at de bossman feet

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When 'e die you can see his ghost
Bury de man by de ol' gate post

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