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Tune Req: St. James Infirmary

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LOCKE HOSPITAL
ST. JAMES HOSPITAL
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
THE UNFORTUNATE RAKE


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GUEST,VMarieplc 05 Apr 00 - 06:45 PM
MMario 05 Apr 00 - 06:54 PM
JedMarum 06 Apr 00 - 02:19 AM
simon-pierre 06 Apr 00 - 10:05 PM
Gary T 06 Apr 00 - 10:12 PM
tradsteve 07 Apr 00 - 01:53 AM
Amos 07 Apr 00 - 02:00 AM
GUEST,tim the baker 08 May 03 - 05:56 AM
GUEST,guest, ike, banjo 12 Jun 07 - 11:58 PM
GUEST,Ike, banjo 12 Jun 07 - 11:59 PM
Mr Happy 10 Sep 07 - 04:03 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Sep 07 - 01:00 PM
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Subject: St. James Infirmiry
From: GUEST,VMarieplc
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:45 PM

I need to hear this tume.

Search for "infirmary" threads


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmiry
From: MMario
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:54 PM

http://www.renesenn.de/midi/stjames.mid

ST.JamesInfirmaryBlues


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmiry
From: JedMarum
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 02:19 AM

great tune! I love it; play it often.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmiry
From: simon-pierre
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 10:05 PM

Lyrics are in the DT. I'm sure someone here will be glad to make you a blue clickie thing.

I would ask a question by the way. I have this song recorded by Dave Van Ronk (on the album «Live at Sir Williams University», in Montreal). The first and second verses of the Dt are sung third and forth in Van Ronk's version. I find it make more sense like this. The song began « It was down in old Joe's barroom» and you understand that it's Joe Mckenny's wife that died. Is there a mistake in the DT or is there a original version that goes as it's in the DT?

Thanks

SP


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmiry
From: Gary T
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 10:12 PM

Simon-Pierre, I don't know what might the original version, but I have seen it written the way you described, and it does indeed make a world more sense. I think those 3rd and 4th verses ("I went down...", "Let her go...") tend to stick in peoples' minds, and maybe that's why they got listed first and second somewhere along the way.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmiry
From: tradsteve
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 01:53 AM

I reccomend the Cisco Houston version. Great tune. -Steve-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmiry
From: Amos
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 02:00 AM

I always have sung it starting "It was down in old Joe's barroom"... followed by Big Joe stepping up and turning around to face the customers and saying 'I went down to the....' , etc. Can't see any other sequence making sense!. Gary, I think you pinned it right.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmary
From: GUEST,tim the baker
Date: 08 May 03 - 05:56 AM

hi, i'm new here, and this is one of my favorite songs.

I didn't see this posted elsewhere, but the White Stripes do a very very nice version of this on their s/t album.

They do a lot of older blues songs, like Death Letter, John the Revelator, etc. if you're not familiar with them.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmary
From: GUEST,guest, ike, banjo
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 11:58 PM

I don't know definately but i think it comes from a ballad called St. James Hospital. Ive only heard Pete Seeger on America's Favorite Ballads Vol. 3, but it was played around with by Pete, Woody, Cisco H. (as I learned above) and maybe Leadbelly.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmary
From: GUEST,Ike, banjo
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 11:59 PM

Also, Doc Watson does a great version with his son.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmary
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 04:03 AM

More from the great Cab Calloway:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=G5dXJdtFFW0


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. James Infirmary
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 01:00 PM

See threads linked above, history and origins, St. James Infirmary Blues .


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