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Key: G

Genre: Blues

Harp Type: Chromatic

Skill: Any

St. James Infirmary (chromatic)

Josh White, Joe Primrose
Key: G

3 3 2 3 2 -2* 2 -4
When will I ev-er stop moan-in’
3 3 2 3 -2* 2
When will I ev-er smile?
-3 -3 2 4 -4 -3 2
My ba-by went and left me,
3 2 3 2 3 3 -2*
She’ll be gone a long, long while.
3 3 2 3 2 -2* 2 -4
I feel so blue and heart-bro-ken,
3 3 2 3 -2* 2
What am I liv-ing for?
-3 -3 2 -3 -3 -3 2
My ba-by went and left me,
3 2 3 2 3 3 -2*
Nev-er to come back no more.

-4 -4 -4 -4 -3 -4 -4 3 2
I went down to St. James In-fir-m‘ry
-4 -4 6 5 -4
Heard my ba-by groan,
-4 -4 -4 -3 -4 3 2
I felt so bro-ken heart-ed,
2 3 3 3 -2* 2
She used to be my own.
-4 -4 -4 -3 -4 3 2
I tried to keep from cry-in’
-4 -4 -4 6 5 -4
My heart felt just like lead,
-4 -4 -4 -4 -3 -4 3 2
She was all I had to live for,
2 2 -2* 3 3 3 -2* 2
I wished that it was me in-stead.

Play two more times, then:

2 3 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -3 -3
When I die I want you to dress me
-4 -4 3 2
In straight lace shoes,
-4 -4 -4 -4 -4 6 5 -4
Box back coat and a stet-son hat
2 3 -4 -4 -4 -4 -3 -3
Put a twen-ty dol-lar gold piece
-4 -4 3 2 2 -2* 3
On my watch chain, so the boy’s
3 3 3 3 3 -2* -2* 2…3-46
‘ll know that I died stand-ing pat

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