Cab Calloway - St. James Infirmary
Cab Callowway and His Orchestra SAINT JAMES INFIRMARY Well folks, I'm going down to Saint James Infirmary See my baby there She's streached out on a long white table She's so sweet, so cold, so fair. Let her go, let her go, god bless her Wherever she may be She will search this wide world over But she'll nver find another sweet man like me. Now when I die, bury me in straight leg britches Put on a box back coat and a Stetson hat Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain So you can let all the boys know I died standing pat. Then give me six crap shooting Paul Bearers Let a chorus girl sing me a song Put a red hot jazz band at the top of my head So we can raise Hallelujah as we go along. Well folks now you have heard my story Say boy, hand me another shot of that booze If anyone should ask you Tell em' I've got the Saint James Infirmary blues. A true classic!