Catfish Blues

(Jimi Hendrix version)

[see also "Rollin' Stone", "Still A Fool" & "Two Trains Runnin'"]

Words & Music by:

Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James


There is a full transcription of Jimi Hendrix' cover in the October 2006 issue of Guitar One.


        E7                             A7

Well, I wish I was a catfish; swimming in, Lord, the deep blue sea.

A7/E                             E7

I'd have a, all you pretty women fishin' after me, fishin' after me,


Fishin' after me, yeah.


Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.


When I went down, my girlfriend's house

And I sat down, lord, on her front step.

And she said, "A-come in now Jimi, my husband just now left,

Just now left..."

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.


Well, there's two, two trains runnin',

But there's not one, lord, that's goin' my way.

You know there's a one train runnin' at midnight,

Other one leave just for a day, leave just for a day.

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.


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