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Thread #46310 Message #2440608
Posted By: GUEST,Brian L
15-Sep-08 - 12:56 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: History of Saint James Infirmary Blues?
I always found the line about playing the "death march" interesting. I had thought it was some thing generic until I found a book of Fifi tunes that are from Colonial times. In it there is a song called the "Death March" I assume this is the song they are talking about in the song. Not sure how to play the fifi so I don't know what it sounds like I wonder if it is the same melody as St. James Infirmary etc.