I'm Gwine to Alabamy
DESCRIPTION: "I'm gwine to Alabamy, Oh, For to see my mammy, Ah!" "She went from Old Virginny And I'm her pickaninny." "She lives on the Tombigbee, I wish I had her with me." "Now I'm a good big nigger, I reckon I won't get bigger." "But I'd like to see my mammy..."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: slave mother separation
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 89, "I'm Gwine to Alabamy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 904-905, "I'm Gwine to Alabamy" (1 text, 1 tune)
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