The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46310   Message #3887611
Posted By: Lighter
08-Nov-17 - 07:07 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
> ended up feeling a bit 'conned'

My feeling as well, Guest.

The change from muffled to unmuffled drums, however, whatever its motivation, is much like the ordinary workings of "tradition."

Ever since I learned that Lloyd wasn't always singing authentic versions straight from the 19th century, listening to him leaves me with mixed feelings.

My loss, of course.

I've always assumed that a "lock hospital" was named simply because its contagious inmates were locked in.

Folk etymology?

I believe I'm unfamiliar with Lodewick.