The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46310   Message #2443622
Posted By: Marc Bernier
17-Sep-08 - 09:50 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: History of Saint James Infirmary Blues?
Brian L

Not Likely. Which book of Fife tunes are you referring to? 18th & 19th century Fife manuals all have job specific marches, drills, or tunes, not to mention tunes with weird names. It's not likely that the tune in your fife manual will bear much resemblance to what we recognize as SJI. However if you let me know which fife manual your looking at I'll try and check it and let you know.

PS. I have access to a bit of fife music.