The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46310   Message #3889681
Posted By: meself
21-Nov-17 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
"Our gambling man is a pimp."

He may well be - but to insist that he is smacks of sensationalism. Clearly, his life involves barrooms, booze, box-back coats, high-roller hats, twenty-dollar gold-pieces, crap-shooters, chorus girls or 'whore-girls', etc. - but there is nothing to suggest is a pimp per se, and it hardly matters.