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Went Down To StJames Infirmary Lyrics

from Silver Pony

"Went Down To StJames Infirmary" is track #2 on the album Silver Pony. It was written by Campbell/lanegan/traditional.
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I went down to St. James Infirmary
I saw my baby lying there
He was stretched out on the lawn waiting for me
So sweet, so cold, so bare
Hey

Let him go, let him go, God bless him
Wherever he may be
He can search this whole wide world over
But he'll never find another one like me

When he died, I dressed him in straight-leg shoes
A box back coat and a stetson hat
Put a 20 dollar gold piece on his watch chain
His woman doesn't know he died standing pat

Let him go, oh, Lord
Wherever he may be
I know if he searched this
I know if he searched this whole wide world over
He'll never find another one like me

No, no, no, no, no
Oh, no, oh, no, no
Not like me, no

Let him go
Wherever he may be
He can search this whole wide world over
But he's never ever gonna find one like me

When he died, I dressed him in straight-leg shoes
Box back coat and stetson hat
I put a 20 dollar gold piece on his watch chain
So all other boys don't know he died standing pat

Let him go, let him go, God bless him
Wherever he may be
You know he can search this whole wide world over
But he's never ever gonna find another little girl like

No, he'll never find another little girl like
No, he'll never find another little girl like
No, he'll never find
No, he'll never

No, no, he'll never, never find, find
Never gonna find
Never gonna, never gonna
Never gonna, never gonna find

Never ever gonna find
Never gonna find a girl like me, no
Never gonna find a girl like me
Never gonna find somebody like me, no

Songwriters
CAMPBELL/LANEGAN/TRADITIONAL

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