Saint James Infirmary – Paul Butterfield


Saint James Infirmary è un classico tradizionale del Jazz, portato al successo da Louis Armstrong. Questa versione non è contenuta in nessun disco di Paul Butterfield, ma nel suo metodo per armonica pubblicato postumo “Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica Masterclass”. Registrazione in acustico con un chitarrista che, tuttavia, è importantissima.

Il brano è in MI (E) ed è suonato in seconda posizione usando un’armonica in LA (A) e in terza posizione con un’armonica in RE (D).


“Saint James Infirmary”

Traditional suonato da Paul Butterfield

Pubblicata nel 1997 – Homespun ISBN 10: 0793581303  ISBN 13: 9780793581306



It was down at old Joe’s bar room
At the corner by the square
They were serving drink as usual
And the usual crowd was there

On my left stood big Joe MacKennedy
His eyes were bloodshot red
When he told me his sad old story
These were the very words he said

“I went down to St. james infirmary
And saw my baby there
Stretched out on a long, white table
So young, so cold, so fair

Let her go, let her go, god less her
Wherever she may be
She may search this wide world over
And never find another man like me”