Lou Rawls

St. James Infirmary

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I feel so blue
And i feel heart broken
What am I living for
My baby she went away... and she left me
No no no never...to come back
No no no more

I went down to St. James Infirmary
I heard my baby moan.
I felt so broken hearted.
She used to be my own.
I tried so hard to keep from crying.
My heart felt just like lead.
She was all I had to live for.
Oh, I wish it was me instead.

I went down to St James infirmary
And I saw my baby there
Stretched out on a long, long, long white table
So sweet... so cold... so fair

Let her go... let her go... God bless her
Wherever she may be
She can search this wide world over
But shell never find a sweet man like me

When I die want you to dress me in straight-leg shoes
I wanna a boxback coat and a stetson hat
Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
So all the boys'll know that I died standing pat

St James Infirmary let my baby go, let my baby go

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