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The Doors

Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)

  • Rock
  • Space
  • Blues
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  • House
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  • 1967
  • 2011
  • 1970
  • 1960
  • 1971

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The “Alabama Song” (also known as “Whisky Bar” or “Moon over Alabama” or “Moon of Alabama”) was originally published in Bertolt Brecht’s Hauspostille (1927). It was set to music by Kurt Weill for the 1927 “Songspiel” Mahagonny and used again in Weill’s and Brecht’s 1930 opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. In the latter, it is performed by the character Jenny and her fellow prostitutes in the first act. Musically it contains elements of foxtrot, blues and is sung by Jenny Corless. The lyrics for the “Alabama Song” are in English (albeit specifically idiosyncratic English) and are performed in that language even when the opera is performed in its original German. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh, don't ask why ... I tell you we must die ... We now must say goodbye

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