From the album Got the Blues

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St. James Infirmery Blues

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St. James Infirmary
Traditional
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It was down in old Joe's bar room. On the corner by the square.
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They was serving drinks as usual And the usual crowd was there.
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On my left stood Big Joe MacKennedy. His eyes was bloodshot red.
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He gathered his friends around him. These were the very words he said.

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Well I went down to St. James Infirmary. I saw my Baby there.
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She was stretched on a long, white table, So cool, so sweet, so fair
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I went up to see the doctor. ``She's mighty low'' he said
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I went back to see my baby And great God she was lying there dead

Let her go, God bless her.
Where ever she may be.
She can search the whole world over
She'll never find another man like me.
When I die please bury me
In a wide brimmed Stetson hat.
Put a gold piece on my watch chain,
So my boys will know I died standing pat.

I want six crap shooters for my pall bearers.
Six chorus girls to sing my song.
Put a jazz band on my tail gate
To raise hell as we roll along.
This is the end of my story
Let's buy another round of booze.
And if anyone should ask you just tell them
I've got the St. James Infirmary blues.

And if anyone should ask you just tell them
I've got the St. James Infirmary blues.