Catfish Blues

by Blue Crow

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One of Robert Petway (October 18, 1907 – May 1978) most influential songs is "Catfish Blues", which he recorded in 1941. Amongst many other reworked versions, Muddy Waters used the arrangement and lyrics of "Catfish Blues" for his single "Rollin' Stone", the song from which the rock group The Rolling Stones chose their band name. The composition credit given to Petway is based entirely on the recording date of his version of the song; however it would be impossible to evidence that song as the conclusive and original source. There is speculation that Tommy McClennan had actually written the song, as he himself recorded it as "Deep Blues Sea".
other known version of the song is by Jimi Hendrix.


Catfish Blues- by Blue Crow

well I wish, I was a catfish.
swimn' in the deep, the deep blue sea.
I have all you pretty woman,
fishing after me.
fishing after me.
fishing after me.

Oh Yeah

well I went down to my girlfriends house
and I sat alone on her front porch step
and she said to me:
"come on in macho man, my husband is not here,
my husband is not here,
he just now left"

Oh Yeah

well I went down, I went down, to my church house
and I came on in to confess.
fell down on my knees,
not a word to say,
didn't know, not a word to say.
didn't know, not a word to say.
now help me mama.

Oh Yeah


released July 20, 2014




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