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Thread #46310 Message #3889031
Posted By: Brian Peters
17-Nov-17 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Another thing that struck me today is the parallel between 'St James Infirmary' and 'Didn't He Ramble' (mentioned more than once above).
Both are old songs, reworked to reflect a contemporary world of bar-rooms, gambling and bad living. I've no grand conclusion to draw, it's just an interesting co-incidence.