“I'm Gwine to Alabamy”


"I'm gwine to Alabamy, Oh, For to see my mammy, Ah!" "She went from Old Virginny And I'm her pickaninny." "She lives on the Tombigbee, I wish I had her with me." "Now I'm a good big nigger, I reckon I won't get bigger." "But I'd like to see my mammy..."


  1. Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 904-905, "I'm Gwine to Alabamy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12047
  3. BI, BAF904A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison, "Slave Songs of the United States")
Keywords: slave mother separation
Found in: US