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St. James Infirmary - Lyrics

It was down by old Joe's barroom
On the corner of the square
They were serving drinks as usual
And the usual crowd was there
On my left stood Big Joe McKennedy
And his eyes were bloodshot red
And he turned his face to the people
And these were the words he said
"I went down to St. James Infirmary
I saw my baby there
She was stretched out on a long white table
So sweet, so cool, so fair
Let her go, let her go, God bless her
Wherever she may be
She may search this whole world over
Never find a sweeter man as me"

When I die, please bury me
In my high top Stetson hat
Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
The gang'll know I died standing pat
Let her go, let her go, God bless her
Wherever she may be
She may search this wide world over
Never find a sweeter man as me

I want six shooters to be my pallbearers
All the women sing the song
Stick a jazz band on my hearse wagon
Raise hell as I stroll along
Let her go, let her go, God bless her
Wherever she may be
She may search this whole world over
Never find a sweeter man as me
Never find a sweeter man as me
Never find a sweeter man as me

Writer(s): TRADITIONAL, ALF CLAUSEN

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