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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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