The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46310 Message #3889566
Posted By: Brian Peters
21-Nov-17 - 05:30 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
"Thorp presents a peculiar problem. He explains in 1921 that he "first heard it sung" in Nebraska in 1886. That's presumably true, but the text he prints in 1921 comes from Lomax 1910."
... which was itself a collation, hence the unusual number of verses?
Sorry, I've been a bit slow on the uptake here.