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Roll, Alabama, Roll

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When the Alabama's keel was laid
Roll, Alabama, Roll
It was laid in the yards of Jonathan Laird
O Roll, Alabama, Roll

When the Alabama's keel was laid
Roll, Alabama, Roll
It was laid in the town of Birkenhead
O Roll, Alabama, Roll

Down the Mersey channel she sailed then
Roll, Alabama, Roll
Liverpool fitted her with guns and men
O Roll, Alabama, Roll

From the western isles she then sailed forth
Roll, Alabama, Roll
To destroy the commerce of the North
O Roll, Alabama, Roll

To Cherbourg harbor she sailed one day
Roll, Alabama, Roll
To collect her share of the prize money
O Roll, Alabama, Roll

And many a sailor saw his doom
Roll, Alabama, Roll
When the Yankee Kearsage hove into view
O Roll, Alabama, Roll

A shot from the forward pivot that day
Roll, Alabama, Roll
Blew the Alabama's stern away
O Roll, Alabama, Roll

Off the three mile limit in sixty-four
Roll, Alabama, Roll
She sank to the bottom of the ocean floor
O Roll, Alabama, Roll


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