Les paroles d'Alabama song" sont de Bertolt Brecht et de Kurt Weil tirées de l' opéra :"Grandeur et décadence de la ville de Mahagonny" . (1930)

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En 1967, le texte est repris par les Doors. Jim Morrison modifie légèrement les paroles du texte initial.

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Voici la version de David Bowie (1980)

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Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Well, show me the way
To the next whisky bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why

Show me the way
To the next whisky bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why

For if we don't find
The next whisky bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you
I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whisky, oh, you know why

Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
(From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/d/doors-lyrics/alabama-song-(Whisky-bar)-lyrics.html)
And must have whisky, oh, you know why

Well, show me the way
To the next little dollar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why

Show me the way
To the next little dollar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why

For if we don't find
The next little girl
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you
I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whisky, oh, you know why