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Thread #48964   Message #2321418
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
21-Apr-08 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: Help: St. James Infirmary - by Rolling Stones?
Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
So much of what we did in the 60's seems to stem back to what Josh White did in the 1940's. SJI was one of the first tunes that I and my friends cut our teeth on as guitar pickers. That Am to E change is just so easy and constitutes half the song.

I presume Donovan was just a few months ahead of us. he wrote a song called Cutting Out on his first album , which seemed greatly familiar to us.