The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54970   Message #1281364
Posted By: JedMarum
26-Sep-04 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: St. James Infirmary
Subject: Lyr Add: ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
Here's the way I sing it:

ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES

It was down at old Joe's bar room
on the corner by the sqaure
the drinks were served as usual
and the usual crowd was there

On my left stood big Joe McKennedy
His eyes were bloodshot red
As he turned to the crowd around him
These were the very words he said

Well I went down to that St James Infrimary
Just to see my baby there
She was stretched out on a long white table
So pale, so cold, so fair

Let her go, let go God bless her
Where ever she may be
She can search this whole wide world over
She'll never find a man sweeter then me

Now when I die won;t you bury me
In my high top Stetson hat
Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
So the gang will know I died standing pat

I want six crap shooters for my pall bearers
Six pretty girls to sing me a song
Put a jazz band on my hearse wagon
We'll raise hell as we roll along

Let her go let go God bless her
Where ever she may be
She can search this whole wide world over
She'll never find a man sweeter then me