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Thread #54970   Message #2460291
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
08-Oct-08 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: St. James Infirmary
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: St. James Infirmary
My dad sang:

Roll out that rubber tyred carriage,
Roll out that old tattered hack,
'Cause there's twelve men goin' to the graveyard
And eleven comin' back.

I always though that he credited Jack Teagarden as his source.

Manitoba Hal sings:

Put a gang of ukuleles on my hearse wagon
To raise hell as we roll along.

I like to follow this song with Didn't He Ramble.
I always imagine it taking place in New Orleans.