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Roll Alabama roll

Geplaatst 23 nov. 2011 07:44 door D. R. S.   [ 23 nov. 2011 08:07 bijgewerkt ]

It was eighteen hundred and sixty one
Roll Allabama Roll
This ship her building was begun
Oh,Roll Alabama Roll

When the Alabama’s keel was laid
Roll Alabama Roll
It was laid in the Yard of Jonathan Laird
Oh, Roll Alabama Roll


And down the Mersey she rolled one day
Roll Alabama Roll
Across the ocean she ploughed her way
Oh, Roll Alabama Roll

The Alabama sailed for two whole years,
Roll, Alabama, roll!
Took sixty-five ships in her career.
Oh, roll, Alabama, roll!


With British guns, oh she was stocked
Roll Alabama Roll
Sailed from Fayal; in Cherbourg she docked
Oh, Roll Alabama Roll

But off Cherbourg the Kearsarge lay tight
Roll Alabama Roll
Awaiting was Winslow to start a good fight
Oh, Roll Alabama Roll


On June nineteenth, eighteen sixty-four,
Roll, Alabama, roll!
They sent the Alabama to the cold ocean floor.
Oh, roll, Alabama, roll!

The Kearsarge won : Alabama so brave
Roll Alabama Roll
Sank to the bottom, to a watery grave
Oh, Roll Alabama Roll

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