Sheet Music: Rose of Alabamy

TitleRose of Alabamy
Alternate titlesRose of Alabama
ComposerTraditional American
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
RangeD4–E5
Time signature2/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-09-05
Last updated2010-09-05
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Categories
American Civil War, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 5 September 2010

Tune of the Day: Rose of Alabamy

Traditional American folk song

“Rose of Alabamy” is one of those songs that was popular during the era of minstrel bands, right before the outbreak of the American Civil War. Publishers released numerous versions of different verses, but the author of the melody, which was written in 1846, remains unknown.

The 1976 Clint Eastwood film The Outlaw Josey Wales shows scenes of a wounded confederate soldier singing several verses from the song.