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Thread #46310 Message #2743793
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Oct-09 - 07:52 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
I agree, meself, but some people like to complicate "Streets of Laredo" or "St. James Infirmary" with stuff from earlier songs that used the same or similar tune. I have done it myself.
Whether Bhanarach dhonn a'chruidh (sp?) or Hill of Lochiel (can't fit that one to the words) is the original tune, or just similar, I dunno.