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From the album "Third Generation Blues" Doc Watson and Richard Watson

Chords   
            EADGBe
       Em7  02203x
    Emadd9  022002
       Em6  022020
       Am6  002212
       Am7  002213
         C  x32013

[Intro refrain]
Em7
 When will I ever be happy
Am                    Em
When will I ever smile
Am                  
  My baby went and left me 
    C                           B7
And she'll be gone a long long while

C B7 Em  Emadd9  Em6

[Verse 1]
Em6   Em              B7      Em      Emadd9  Em
Went down to that St. James Infirmary
Em     Emadd9    Am   Amadd6
Heard sweet baby groan
Em          B7          Em      Em9 Em6   
Nobody down there could cheer me
         C           B7            Em  Emadd9
'Cause I knowed that she'd soon be gone


[Verse 2]
Em           B7               Em      Emadd9 Em
And as I was standing there a'grievin
Em                         Am6
My heart feelin' just like lead
Em                  B7      Em      Emadd9
I knowed that she'd soon be leavin
      C                   B7    Em9
I's a'Wishing that it was me instead


[Instrumental break]

Em              B7      Em      Emadd9  Em

Em     Emadd9    Am   Am7 Amadd6

Em          B7          Em      Em9 

C           B7            Em  Emadd9


[Verse 3]
Em                 B7        Em        Emadd9 Em
Then I went out to Old Joe's bar room
Em                              Am7  Am6
Most of my friends were there
Em         B7            Em     Emadd9
But nobody understood my trouble
            C      B7        Em     Emadd9
I tell you, nobody seemed to care.


[Verse 4]
Em                      B7          Em
When I got back to that St. James Infirmary
Em               Am    Am6
All was still as night
Em              B7       Em      Emadd9
Sweet baby on a long low table
        C    B7               Em    Emadd9
She was pale, and so cold and white


[Verse 5]
Em                    B7      Em         Emadd9
And when I put my hand on her pretty face
Em                      Am    Am7 Am6
It was cold like marble stone
      Em             B7               Em            Emadd9
And I knowed that no woman could ever take her place
       C             B7   Em    Emadd9
Lord it made me feel so alone

[Instrumental break]

Em              B7      Em      Emadd9  Em

Em     Emadd9    Am   Am7 Amadd6

Em          B7          Em      Em9 

C           B7            Em  Emadd9

[Verse 6]
Em                B7       Em        Emadd9
She's gone, she's gone God bless her
Em                   Am  Am6
Where-ever she might be
         Em       B7               Em     Em6
If she'd searched this whole world over
    C                     B7          Em   Emadd9
She wouldn't have found a friend like me

[Verse 7]
Em                   B7          Em          Em9
Give me my bumps bag cold and my button shoes
Em                          Am    Am7  Am6
when you've laid me down to sleep
    Em               B7          Em             Emadd9
Put these old guitar picks right up in my lapel
     C              B7               Em             Emadd9
And fellas set this old guitar right down by my feet


[Verse 8
Em                    B7      Em      Emadd9  
Went down to that St. James Infirmary
Emadd9              Am   Amadd6
Heard my sweet baby groan
Em          B7          Em      Em9  
Nobody down there could cheer me
         C           B7            Em  Emadd9
'Cause I knowed that she'd soon be gone

[Outro Instrumental]

Em       B7      Em      Emadd9  Em

Em     Emadd9    Am   Am7 Amadd6

Em      B7          Em      Em9 

C           B7            Em  Emadd9

            
            
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