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Thread #46310 Message #2443208
Posted By: GUEST,Adomnan McIntyre
17-Sep-08 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: History of Saint James Infirmary Blues?
The version Dave MacKenzie gives sounds like one of the adaptations of well-known folk-songs made in the East of Scotland by Edinburgh intellectuals in the 50s. George Square is in the university district, Hamish Henderson was a song-collector, the Royal Infirmary was where intellectuals had their stomachs pumped and St Cuthbert's Co-operative Society ran a funeral service.