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3blindmice And Casey Hurt - St James Infirmary Blues chords

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From the incredible musical, "The Unfortunates"

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Barkeep, barkeep, gimme another shot of that Old Crow

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Tell you a story about my friend Big Joe



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Said I was down in Old Joe's barroom

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Right there in the square

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Well all the usual suspects was assembled

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Big Joe Mckinny was there

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He said "Boys I wanna tell you a story"

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His eyes were all bloodshot red

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Well he leaned down real low and he told me

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These were the words he said

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"I went down to Saint James Infirmary

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I heard my baby groan

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She was stretched out on a long white table

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She used to be my very own

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Oh let her go, let her go, god bless her

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Wherever she may be

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She can search that wide world over

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She won't never find a meaner man than me"




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When I die bury me in straight lace shoes

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A box-back coat and a Stetson hat
 
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And put a twenty dollar gold chain on my daddy's old watch

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So those boys know I died standing pat

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And give me six crap-shooters for pall-bearers

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Let a chorus girl sing me a song

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Put a red hot jazz band on my funeral march

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Raise hell as I roll along

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Roll out your old-time carriage

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I say roll out your old-time hat

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Oh there's twelve men going down to the graveyard

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And eleven are coming back



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Well Big Joe, he's one mighty box man

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But the plague took the woman he loved

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Like it took old King Jesse before her

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It'll come take your soul 'fore it's done


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Now that I told my story

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Pour another shot of booze

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And if anyone should ever ask me, yeah yeah

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Well I got those Saint James Infirmary Blues, yeah yeah


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I  went down

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I  went down

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I  went down

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I  went down
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