Alabama John Cherokee

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John Cherokee was an Indian man
Alabama John Cherokee
He run away every time he can
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee

2. They put him aboard a Yankee ship
Alabama John Cherokee
Again he gave the boss the slip
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee

3. They catch him again and chain him tight
Alabama John Cherokee
And starve him many a day and night
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee

4. Nothing to drink and nothin to eat
Alabama John Cherokee
He just fall dead at the boss's feet
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee

5. So they bury him by the old gate post
Alabama John Cherokee
The very same day you can see his ghost
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee, way, hey, yah
Alabama John Cherokee

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