I went down to St. James Infirmary, saw my baby thereYou can read a discussion about what a "Box-back" coat refers to here.
Stretched out on the long white table,
So sweet, so cold, so fair
Let her go, let her go, God bless her
Wherever she may be
She can look this wide world over
She'll never find a sweet man like me
When I die want you to dress me in straight lace shoes
Box-back coat and a Stetson hat
Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
So the boys'll know that I died standing pat
Sunday, November 23, 2014
St James Infirmary
Louis Armstrong from 1928.