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Thread #46310 Message #3888818
Posted By: GUEST,karen
15-Nov-17 - 08:27 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
So that I now have 2 good reasons for not treating the Leniham version as an independent line:)
1 Odd that after over nearly 70 years of folkloric writing claiming Irish origins a song representing a whole line should suddenly appear
2 The singer said his version came from America.
Taking a break from this for a while!
It has been interesting, lots ideas shared. Cheers.