The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46310 Message #3888593
Posted By: Lighter
14-Nov-17 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
If memory serves, the jig tune "The Unfortunate Rake" bears a strong resemblance to Joyce's melody for "My Jewel, My Joy,"
That single stanza could well be a poorly remembered version of part of the "Lad," no?
In any case, "The Unfortunate Rake" seems like an odd name for a tune unrelated to some song of that name.