Rose of Alabama, The
DESCRIPTION: "Away from Mississippi's vale, With my old hat there for a sail, I crossed upon a cotton bale To Rose of Alabama." The singer courts Rose. His banjo falls into the stream. "And every night... To hunt my banjo for an hour... I meet... my flower."
AUTHOR: Words: Silas S. Steele
EARLIEST DATE: 1846
KEYWORDS: music courting love trick river
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 326-327, "The Rose of Alabama" (1 text)
Scott-BoA, pp. 214-215, "The Rose of Alabama" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2035, p. 137, "The Rose of Alabama" (1 reference)
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