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Thread #46310   Message #2088617
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
27-Jun-07 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: History of Saint James Infirmary Blues?
I also heard 'boys, not 'God,' as the various written lyrics have it, but wasn't 100% sure. I will listen again with your suggestions in mind. I think you have a better ear!

One website suggested "Gamblers' Blues" goes back to 1899; I have been trying to find old versions.