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Jim Dixon Barbecue songs (20) Lyr Add: ALABAMA BARBECUE (B Davis, J F Coots) 10 Feb 21

Lyrics from recordings (see below):

(Words by Benny Davis, music by J. Fred Coots, from “Cotton Club Parade,” ©1936.)

There’ll be no low moanin’ or kickin’
But there’ll be cornbread and fried chicken.
There’ll be no pickin’ cotton.
Cotton will be forgotten
At the Alabama barbecue.

There’ll be no high preachin’ or prayin’,
But there’ll be some swingin’ an’ swayin’.
There’ll be no baptizin’,
But there’ll be harmonizin’
At the Alabama barbecue.

Keep the banjo strummin’; keep things hummin’.
There’s great days comin’ to you.

There’ll be no time for complainin’,
But there’ll be sunshine an’ no rainin’.
There’ll be nor room for Satan,
But there’ll be celebratin’
At the Alabama barbecue.

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You can hear two recordings at the Internet Archive:
1. By Jerry Freeman and His Orchestra with vocalist Midge Williams, on Melotone 6-12-05. 1936.
2. By the Ink Spots, on Decca 1154 B, 1937.

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