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Thread #46310 Message #3888582
Posted By: Jim Carroll
14-Nov-17 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
"it isn't evidence that the song has an Irish origin."
I'm not sure it has
I'm more convinced of the St James' Palace, London link
"But if interested you could check that by googling,"
I already have done (09 Nov 17 - 05:39 AM )
The song 'Hand Me Down me Fillin' Knife was said to have been written by Brendan Behan when he was working ats a painter there as a young apprentice
He tells the story of being sent by the boss to the mortuary and finding a body suspended from the ceiling