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St. James Infirmary Blues Chords

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St. James Infirmary Blues

	  Capo 2 
 
 
Intro:  Instrumental Verse 
       Am      E7      Am 
It was down at old Joe's bar room 
        Am         Fmaj7  C       E7  
At the corner      by the square 
          Am      E7       Am       Am/G  
They were serving drinks as usual 
        Fmaj7         E7           Am 
And the usual         crowd was there 
      Am         E7         Am 
On my left stood big Joe MacKennedy 
    Am         Fmaj7        C       E7   
His eyes were bloodshot     red 
           Am           E7         Am    Am/G   
And as he looked at the gang around him 
      Fmaj7         E7         Am 
These were the very words he said. 
       Am      E7        Am 
I went down to St. James Infirmary 
Am            Fmaj7         C    E7   
     I saw my baby          there 
          Am       E7          Am    Am/G   
Stretched out on a long, white table 
   Fmaj7        E7      Am 
So young, so   cold, so fair 
Am             E7         Am 
     Seventeen coal-black horses 
Am           Fmaj7       C    E7   
Hitched to a rubber-tied hack 
 Am         E7           Am       Am/G   
Seven girls goin' to the graveyard 
     Fmaj7           E7     Am 
Only six of them are coming back 
        Am          E7             Am 
Let her go. Let her go, God bless her 
Am          Fmaj7       C       E7   
   Wherever she may     be 
         Am        E7          Am         Am/G   
She may search this wide world over 
          Fmaj7        E7       Am     
And never find another man like me 
 
 
Instrumental Verse x2 
 
 
Am       E7          Am 
  When I die just bury me 
Am      Fmaj7            C    E7   
  In my high-top Stetson hat 
        Am            E7               Am        Am/G   
Place a twenty-dollar gold piece on my watch chain 
           Fmaj7       E7            Am     
To let the Lord know I died standing pat 
       Am                E7      Am 
I want six crap-shooters for my pallbearers 
  Am             Fmaj7       C     E7   
A Chorus girl to sing me a   song 
        Am           E7        Am    Am/G   
Place a jazz band on my hearse wagon 
   Fmaj7            E7        Am     
To raise hell as we roll along 
Am               E7       Am 
 Now that you've heard my story 
Am                  Fmaj7         C    E7    
  I'll take another shot of       booze 
Am              E7       Am       Am/G   
  And if anyone here should ask you  
Fmaj7          E7        Am     
  I've got the gambler's blues 
 
Instrumental Verse, end on Am 
 
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St. James Infirmary Instrumental Verse Am E7 E |--------------------------|--0--0--------0-----------| B |--------------------1--3--|-----------1-----3--------| G |--------------------------|-----------------------0--| D |--------------------------|--------2-----------2-----| A |--------------------------|--0-----------------------| E |--------------------------|--------------0-----------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + Am Am Fmaj7 E |-----------------------0--|--0--0--------5--3-----0--| B |--1-----------------------|--------------------------| G |-----2--------------------|--------------------5-----| D |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----3-----------| A |--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------| E |--------------0-----------|--------------------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + C E7 Am E7 E |-----------------0-----0--|--5--0-----0--0-----------| B |--------------------------|--------1-----------3-----| G |--------------------------|--------------------------| D |--------2-----------2-----|--------------------------| A |--3-----------2-----------|--0-----------3-----2-----| E |--------------------------|--------------------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + Am Am/G Fmaj7 E7 E |--------------------------|--------------------------| B |--1--------------1--------|--1--1--------0-----------| G |-----2-----------------0--|-----------2-----1-----2--| D |--------2-----------2-----|--------3-----------2-----| A |--0-----------------------|--------------------------| E |--------------3-----------|--1-----------0-----------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + Am E |--------------------------| B |--------------------------| G |--------------------------| D |--------2----------2------| A |--0-----------------------| E |--------------0-----------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
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