Alabama Blues

by Elly Wininger

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I wrote this song in response to Alabama passing a horrific law restricting women's' rights to access healthcare and choice. Whatever you chose to pay to download this track, I will donate to Planned Parenthood.


Alabama Blues Elly Wininger 5/15/19

I wish I'd told my momma
Before I began to show.
I wish I'd had the gumption
To just pack a bag and go.
Now I'm stuck here in this stinkin state
Where a woman cannot choose.
Lord I got the Alabama Blues.

My Uncle Willy told me
That I shouldn't even try
To tell the things he done to me.
He'd say it was a lie.
And I'd look like a bad girl
With nothin' left to lose.
Stuck here with the Alabama Blues.

I thought we had this figured out.
I thought there was a law
Protecting girls who'd been raped
By a stranger or their pa.
But now it seems we've travelled back-
I heard it on the news.
Stuck here with the Alabama Blues.
Those stinkin backward Alabama Blues.


releases September 17, 2021
Guitars & Vocal: Elly Wininger, Harmonica: Sam Friedman
Recorded by Julie Last, Coldbrook Productions


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