St. James Infirmary Song Lyrics

Cab Calloway

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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

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Is You Is or Is You Aint My Baby
  • 2 Bugle Call Rag
  • 3 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
  • 4 I Love to Singa
  • 5 Minnie the Moocher
  • 6 The Calloway Boogie
  • 7 Reefer Man
  • 8 The Jumpin' Jive
  • 10 The Scat Song
  • 11 Walkin' the Dog
  • 12 Jitterbug
  • 13 Saint Louis Blues
  • 14 That Old Black Magic
  • 15 St. James Infirmary


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: A Joe Primrose, Irving Mills
    album: Track 15 in album Minnie the Moocher
    release date:
    popularity : 206 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Vocal/Easy Listening
    length: 4:47

    Album Information

    label: Classic Records
    format: CD
    barcode: 884385493394
    script: Latin