Saint James Infirmary

by Half Mast

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I went down to Saint James Infirmary
I saw my baby there
She was stretched out on a long marble table
So sweet, so white, and so fair
I went out to see her doctor
She's very low he said
I went back to see my baby
And Great God she was lying there dead

I went down to Old Joe's Barroom
On the corner by the square
They were serving drinks there as usual
And the usual crowd was there
On my left stood Big Joe McKennedy
His eyes were bloodshot red
He turned to the crowd around him
These were the very words he said

Let her go! Let her go! God bless her
Where ever she may be
I'm gonna search this whole wide world over
I'll never find another girl for me
When I die won't you please bury me
In my Stetson high top hat
Put a $20 gold piece on my watch chain
So the gang will know I died standing pat

I want six crap shooters for pall bearers
Six chorus girls to sing me a song
I want a jazz band on my hearse wagon
To raise Hell as we roll along
Well this is the end of me story
So let's have another round of booze
And if anyone asks just tell them
I've got the Saint James Infirmary Blues.


released May 23, 2017



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