John Cherokee


As sung by Danny Spooner, Bold Reilly Gone Away, 2009


This is the story of John Cherokee
Alabama John Cherokee
Nigger man from Mirramashee
Alabama John Cherokee

Way ay yah ugh! Alabama John Cherokee
Way ay yah ugh! Alabama John Cherokee


They made him a slave down in Alabam'
He run away every time he can

They shipped him 'board of a whaling ship
Again and again he gave him the slip

They catched him again and they chained him tight
Stowed him below without no light

And he got nothing to eat or drink
Soon his bones began to shrink

And now his ghost is often seen
Up on the main truck wet and green

So dat de tale of John Cherokee
Nigger man from Mirramashee


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