Who Sang St. James Infirmary? Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson

J.J. Johnson Israel cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968
length: 4:04
producer: Creed Taylor
engineer: Rudy van Gelder
arranger: J.J. Johnson
cello: George Ricci
conductor: J.J. Johnson
trombone: J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding
viola: Alfred Brown
violin: Charles Libove and David Nadien
Some other versions of "St. James Infirmary"

Lyrics
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

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 My Funny Valentine
  • 2 Israel
  • 3 Catherine’s Theme
  • 4 Am I Blue-Sonnyboy
  • 5 Never My Love
  • 6 Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week
  • 7 St. James Infirmary
  • 8 Django
  • 9 Try to Remember

  • Release information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin