St James Infirmary

Doc Watson

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 AmEAm
 It was down in Old Joe's bar-room,
 FEE7
on the corner by the square,
 AmEAm
the usual crowd was assembled
 FEAm
and big Joe Mckenny was there.

 AmEAm
 He was standing at my shoulder,
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his eyes were bloodshot red, 
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he turned to the crowd around him
 FEAm
these are the very words he said...  (wad he say Jack?)

 AmEAm
 I went down to the St. James Infirmary
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I saw my baby there, 
 AmEAm
she was laid out on a cold white table,
 FEAm
so cold, so pale, so fair.

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 Let her go, let her go, god bless her
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wherever she may be,  
 AmEAm
she may search this wide world over,
 FEAm
she'll never find a sweeter man than me.

 AmEAm
 When I die, please bury me,
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in a high top Stetson hat,  
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put a 20 dollar goldpiece on my watch chain,
 FEAm
so god know I died standing pat.

 AmEAm
 I want 6 crapshooters for pallbearers,
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chorus gonna sing me a song, 
 AmEAm
put a jazz band on my hearse wagon,to
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raise hell, as I roll along.

CHORUS

 AmEAm
 Roll out your rubber tired carriage
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roll out your old time hack,  
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 12 men going to the graveyard and only
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 11 coming back

 AmEAm
 Now that I've told my story,
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I'll take another shot of booze, 
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and if anyone should happen to ask me,
 FEAm
got those, gambler's blues.

CHORUS


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