Alabama

Alabama

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of American Sailormen, by Joanna Colcord


When the Alabama's keel was laid,
Roll, Alabama, Roll!
They laid her keel at Birkenhead,
Oh, roll, Alabama, roll!

Oh, she was built in Birkenhead,
Roll, Alabama, Roll!
Built in the yard of Jonathan Laird,
Oh, roll, Alabama, roll!

Away down the Mersey she rolled one day,
Roll, Alabama, Roll!
And across the "Western" she ploughed her way.
Oh, roll, Alabama, roll!