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Thread #46310   Message #2089191
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
28-Jun-07 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: History of Saint James Infirmary Blues?
The Scarborough version does look like some sort of "missing link." Thanks for posting, Q.

As I hear it, sung for example by Tommy Makem, "The Bard of Armagh" melody is essentially identical to the most familiar tune used for "Streets of Laredo."