Alabama Bound (Robert Hoffman)

publ. 1909, ragtime without words

Sources:

Wikipedia

Recordings:

1935 - Lead Belly - Wilton CT - March 1935 - 49-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)

1940 - Lead Belly - New York City - June 15, 1940 - 051299-1 Victor 27268 - Leadbelly (v,g), The Golden Gate Quartet

1941 - Lead Belly - New York City or Washington DC - Jan. 1941 - E 3685 OWI unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet - "Alabama Bound/On a Monday/Stewball/Gray Goose"

1946 - Lead Belly - New York City - c Oct. 1946 - D 669 Disc 6045 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)

1948 - Lead Belly - New York City - cJune 15, 1948 - BC101, BC127, BC129 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)

1956 - Odetta - on: Sings Ballads and Blues

1959 - Pete Seeger - Folkways, on: American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2

1963 - Mississippi John Hurt - July 23, 1963 - Washington DC - unissued - Mississippi John Hurt (v,g)

1963 - Tom Rush - on: Blues, Songs and Ballads

1964 - Big Joe Williams - May 14, 1965 - New York City - unissued - Big Joe Williams (v,g), Bill Einhorn (h), Tom Pyle (b)

 

 

 

Version Lead Belly:

I'm Alabama bound (I'm Albama bound)
I'm Alabama bound (I'm Albama bound)
And if the train don't stop and turn around
I'm Alabama bound (I'm Albama bound).

Don't ya leave me here (Now don't ya leave me here)
Don't ya leave me here (Now don't ya leave me here)
And if you will go anyhow
Give me a dime for bail (Give me a dime for bail).

I'm Alabama bound…

You ought-a be like me (You ought-a be like me)
You ought-a be like me (You ought-a be like me)
You can turn your good heart just ----
And let that King Kong be (and let that King Kong be).

I'm Alabama bound…

The preachers in the stand (The preachers in the stand)
Pass his hand around (Pass his hand around)
Singing brothers and sisters shoot your money to me
I'm Alabama bound (I'm Albama bound).

I'm Alabama bound…

Oh that preacher preach (Oh that preacher preach)
Sisters they turned around (Sisters they turned around)
Yes n' the deacons' in the corner holler sweet gal
I'm Alabama bound (I'm Albama bound).

I'm Alabama bound…