Alabama John Cherokee

Traditional. Arrangement The Black Family

This is the tale of John Cherokee
Alabama John Cherokee
Indian man from Miramashee
Alabama John Cherokee
Way hey ya-ooh!
Alabama John Cherokee (X2)

They made him a slave in oul Alabam
Alabama John Cherokee
He ran away every time he can
Alabama John Cherokee
Way hey ya-ooh!
Alabama John Cherokee (X2)

They shipped him on board of a whaling ship
Alabama John Cherokee
Again and again he gave them the slip
Alabama John Cherokee
Way hey ya-ooh!
Alabama John Cherokee (X2)

Catch him again and tie him up tight
Alabama John Cherokee
Put him in the dark without any light
Alabama John Cherokee
Way hey ya-ooh!
Alabama John Cherokee (X2)

They gave him nothing for to eat or drink
Alabama John Cherokee
His poor old bones they began to clink
Alabama John Cherokee
Way hey ya-ooh!
Alabama John Cherokee (X2)

Well now his ghost is often seen
Alabama John Cherokee
Sitting on the main truck all wet and green
Alabama John Cherokee
Way hey ya-ooh!
Alabama John Cherokee (X2)

At the break of day he goes below
Alabama John Cherokee
That is when the cocks do crow
Alabama John Cherokee
Way hey ya-ooh!
Alabama John Cherokee

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