The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46310 Message #4055105
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-May-20 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Since Jed started this thread few of us would have envisioned the events of 2020 and the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This week a song appeared on my Facebook page, it's a sad parody of St James Infirmary/Streets of Laredo that I would like to see fully recognized in the various places where it would best appear in discussions. A friend described crying all the way through and begged me to find it on YouTube so it could more easily be shared.
Here it is on YouTube: The Streets of Manhattan, copyright May 2020 by Jonathan Talbot and Lynette Hensley. Someone should easily transcribe these lyrics.
If there was ever a song that deserved to "go viral," this is it. I can easily imagine people like Joe Offer and Dan Schatz adding it to their regular set lists.