Letter From New Orleans #13: Saint James Infirmary, dug up out de groun’ and spread about in the public square (attn: nawlinzites).
Remarkably, no titular mention of Lock Hospital occurs in the piece, but it’s clear the author has encountered it.
Greg and I have worked on both songs. There’s a possible third piece to consider, as well. The Lakes of the Poncho Train (Hey look! my old BKB site was numero uno in Google!) is clearly a song with ties to both the streets of Laredo and to the Crescent City.
Oh, and by the way: Ronald Reagan is still dead.