DESCRIPTION: "If I were a catfish swimming deep down in the blue sea These gals setting out hooks for me." "I went down to the church house on my knees to pray, Not a word to say." "I'm going to write a letter to see See my baby hanging her little old thing for me"
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (recording, Robert Petway)
KEYWORDS: courting sex bawdy nonballad lover
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Robert Petway, "Catfish Blues" (Bluebird B8838, 1941)
Moses Williams, "Catfish Blues" (on USFlorida01)
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