My Alabama Sweetheart Far Away
DESCRIPTION: Singer thinks back to his days "upon the snowy fields of cotton" with his "Alabama sweetheart far away." He could never tell her he loved her before he left. He has received a letter "that some other has been with her"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: love home parting separation
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Mrs. Ned Lee, "Alabama Blossom" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
John Molloy, "Alabama Sweetheart" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
NOTES [50 words]: Annmarie O'Riordan's version on the CD Ireland: Love of My Heart changes the first line to "fields of snowy cotton" but both Avalon peninsula singers agree on "the snowy fields of cotton."
At first glance this looks like a "minstrel" song, but the "sweetheart" is a white "blue eyed maiden." - BS
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