St. James Infirmary Lyrics

Cab Calloway


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: A Joe Primrose, Irving Mills
album: Track 15 in album Minnie The Moocher
release date: 2011-12-23
popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Vocal/Easy Listening
length: 4:47

Cover Art

Cab Calloway Minnie The Moocher cover art
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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 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