1. Sweet Alalee, so dear to me
She's gone for ever more
My home was down in Tennessee
Before the cruel war

Ch. Then carry me back to Tennessee
There's where I long to be
Among the fields of yellow corn
With my darling Alalee

2. Oh why did I from day to day
Keep wishing to be free
And from my master run away
And leave my Alalee


3. They said that I would soon be free
And happy all the day
And if they'll take me back again
I'll never run away


THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN - Country Songs Old & New