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wee_ginga_yin
09-29-2011, 02:50 AM
Old English folk song which has been adapted and become a New Orleans standard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOIwXLgnPtg

Ukulele_Lady
09-29-2011, 04:46 AM
Nice vocals, sounds whisky-soaked, just like St James should.

thegentlesurprise
09-29-2011, 04:48 AM
Nice! I was just thinking of doing this tune, now I suppose I won't; good stuff!

wee_ginga_yin
09-29-2011, 05:39 AM
Nice vocals, sounds whisky-soaked, just like St James should.

Whisky soaked... shouldn't that be St Jameson :-)

wee_ginga_yin
09-29-2011, 05:43 AM
Nice! I was just thinking of doing this tune, now I suppose I won't; good stuff!

Do It, Do It, Do It... you know you want to. I used this version but transposed a step up.

St James Infirmary arranged by John Colter (http://www.ukuke.co.uk/ST JAMES INFIRMARY.pdf)

Tootler
09-29-2011, 09:17 AM
I like it. Has real atmosphere.

I did it with my concertina. (ahem :o ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMRoinEH3Lw

The story of the Unfortunate Rake's progress from 18th Century England to New Orleans is quite a fascinating one.

Geoff

wee_ginga_yin
09-29-2011, 09:52 AM
I like it. Has real atmosphere.

I did it with my concertina. (ahem :o ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMRoinEH3Lw

The story of the Unfortunate Rake's progress from 18th Century England to New Orleans is quite a fascinating one.

Geoff

Just listened to your concertina version and it definitely has and English flavour to it
Also had a look at your Shruti Box. I have never seen one of those before... very
reminiscent of the drone on the bagpipes. It goes well with medieval english music
I listened to your song The Unquiet Grave (Child #78) and it was perfect with it.

23skidoo
09-29-2011, 10:03 AM
Nice and gravelly, wee, I like it.....

wee_ginga_yin
09-29-2011, 10:29 AM
Nice and gravelly, wee, I like it.....

Gargling with razor blades and whisky will do it.

uke4ia
09-29-2011, 03:20 PM
This strikes me the same way as Eugene's "Joshua Fit the Battle o' Jericho". I first heard both songs as Allan Sherman parodies when I was young, and that's how I remember them.

"I went down to Mt. Sinai Hospital
To see my old zaydie there
And I said, Thanks God
For the Blue Cross
And I wish we had the Medicare"