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git alias for "status" not working

I'm not sure how to debug this one.  I have a ~/.gitconfig that sets up
an alias for "git status" using the simple rule:

    st = status

Yet, something is failing when I run it from the command line:

$ git st
[nothing happens]
$ git status
On branch 3.3-dev-davidd
Your branch is ahead of 'origin/3.3-dev-davidd' by 2 commits.
[... etc ...]

Any ideas?

This is for git version 2.8.3 on
CYGWIN_NT-10.0 [...] 2.7.0(0.306/5/3) 2017-02-12 13:18 x86_64 Cygwin

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