Made Some Music, Share Some Music

Made Some Music, Share Some Music

2016-03-19

Today’s Israel Set featured a lot of fire. I played both diatonic 10 hole and chromatic 16 hole harmonica. We’ll be playing again next Saturday at Noon. Check the Shows page for details.

I want to share a couple of songs that, though I don’t play them, they still influence me (And it’s Saturday evening, a good time to share a few Blues tunes).

“Mississippi” Fred McDowell played it and R.L. Burnside covered him. The tune, “Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down.” I’ve shared both men’s version. Included is the Official Mississippi Delta Anthem “Catfish Blues.” I sharing my favorite version done by Robert Petway with that supernatural “boom chunk” sound.

 

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  • “Catfish Blues” by Robert Petway

    Well, I laid down, down last night
    Well, I tried to take my rest
    Notion struck me last night, babe
    I b’lieve I take your stroll out, h’out west
    Take your stroll out, h’out west
    Take your stroll out, h’out west
    Take a stroll out west
    Take a stroll out west

    Well, if I were a catfish, mama
    I says, swimmin’ deep down in the blue sea
    Have these girls now, sweet mama
    Settin’ out, settin’ out hooks for po’ me
    Settin’ out hooks for-h’or me
    Settin’ out hooks for-h’or me
    Settin’ down hook for me
    Settin’ down hook for me
    Settin’ down hook for me

    Well, I went down, yes!
    Down to the church house, yes!
    Well, I was called on me to pray
    Fell on my knees, now
    Mama, I didn’t know one
    Not a word to-who say
    Not a word to-who say
    Not a word to-who
    Not a word to-who
    Not a word to say

    Not a word to say
    Not a word to say

    ‘Play ’em man, play ’em a long time’

    I’m gonna write, write me a letter, baby
    I’m gonna write it just to see
    See if my baby, my baby, do she think of
    Little old thing, on po’ me
    Little old thing, on po’ me
    Little old thing, on po’ me

    Little old thing for me
    Little old thing for me
    H’oh, little thing for me.