The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20068   Message #208065
Posted By: Gary T
06-Apr-00 - 10:12 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: St. James Infirmary
Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmiry
Simon-Pierre, I don't know what might the original version, but I have seen it written the way you described, and it does indeed make a world more sense. I think those 3rd and 4th verses ("I went down...", "Let her go...") tend to stick in peoples' minds, and maybe that's why they got listed first and second somewhere along the way.