St. James Infirmary Lyrics

Arlo Guthrie


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: A Joe Primrose, Irving Mills
album: Track in album Live in Sydney
release date: 2005
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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, these were the very words he said

I was down to St. James infirmary, I saw my baby there
She was stretched out on a long white table,
So sweet, cool and so fair

Let her go, let her go, God bless her
Wherever she may be
She may search this whole wide 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 crapshooters to be my pallbearers
Three pretty women to sing a 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 wide
World over
She'll never find a sweeter
Man as me


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Chilling of the Evening
  • 2 Oklahoma Hills
  • 3 Intro to St. James Infirmary
  • 4 St. James Infirmary
  • 5 40 Years of Songs
  • 6 When the Ship Comes In
  • 7 The Motorcycle Song - An Education
  • 8 Derroll Adams
  • 9 Portland Town
  • 10 Byrds of Paradise
  • 11 Haleiwa Farewell (Haleiwa Blues)
  • 12 Technology/L.A. Story
  • 13 Coming Into Los Angeles
    CD 2
  • 1 Green Green Rocky Road
  • 2 Intro to Darkest Hour
  • 3 Darkest Hour
  • 4 Last to Leave
  • 5 Steve Goodman
  • 6 City of New Orleans
  • 7 A Poster With Janis Joplin
  • 8 Me and Bobby McGee
  • 9 My Old Friend
  • 10 This Land Is Your Land
  • 11 Remembering Alice
  • 12 Highway in the Wind