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St. James Infirmary (Live)
by Ken Dunn

Lyrics Writer: Traditional
Music Writer: Traditional

Publisher: Trespass Music
Licensing: SOCAN & ASCAP


9. ST. JAMES INFIRMARY   Traditional


Down in old Joe’s bar room, on the corner by the square

The drinks were served as usual, the usual crowd was there


On my left stood big Joe McKennedy, eyes blood shot red

He looked at the gang around him, these are the words he said


Well I went to the St. James Infirmary, I saw my baby there

Stretched out on long white table, so cold, so pale and fair


Well I let her go, God bless her, wherever she may be

She can search the whole world over, and never find a man like me


Ah when I die bury me, in my high top stetson hat

A twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain

To tell the gang I’m standing pat


I want six crap shooters for my pall bearers

A chorus girl to sing my song

A jazz band on my hearse wagon

To raise hell as we roll along


And now that you’ve heard my story

Let’s have another shot of booze

If anyone happens to ask you

Just say we’ve got the gamblers’ blues