magic brook

magic brook

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New Age - Progressive | Oakland, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 229   
Member Since: 2005
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Plays:

8

Song Description

A traditional jazz-blues rendering of what Jelly Roll Morton called "the oldest blues"

Lyrics

Gamblers Blues

Traditional, Brook

I went down to old Joe's bar room
On the corner by the square.
The drinks were served as usual,
And the usual crowd was there.

To my left stood big Joe McKennedy
His eyes were bloodshot red.
He turned to the crowd around him,
And these were the words he said:

I went down to the St. James infirmary,
To see my baby there,
She was stretched out on a long white table,
So cold, so pale, so fair.

Well, let her go, let her go, God bless her,
Wherever she may be,
She can search this world over
Never find a sweet a man as me.

When I die, please bury me
In my high-top Stetson hat.
Put a 20 in my hat band
So God'll know I died standin' pat

I want six strong shooters for pall bearers
A chorus girl to sing me a song
Put a jazz band on my procession
Horns wailin' and roll along

Well, let her go, let her go, God bless her,
Wherever she may be,
She can search this world over
Never find a sweet a man as me.

Well, now you've heard my story,
I'll take another shot of booze
And if anyone should ever, ever ask you ?
I've got those Gamblers blues
Yeah, I've got those Gamblers blues
The St. James infirmary blues!

Song Length
4:08
Genres
Blues - Traditional, Jazz - Classic
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Heartbreaking, Poignant

Subject Matter
Sorrow, Future

Similar Artists
Tom Waits, Harry Connick Jr.
Language
English
Era
1930 - 1939

Lyric Credits Traditional, Brook
Music Credits Traditional, Brook
Producer Credits Brook, Winter
Performance Credits Brook
Label Credits Melusine Records