Mean Black Cat Blues

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Overview

Patton didn’t play nearly as many Vestapol tuned songs as he played Spanish tuning songs. Here though is one example, Mean Black Cat Blues. The moves he uses on the song are quite straight-forward, and played at that Patton-esque meandering tempo, where he freely executes his classic strums and riffs with a relaxed feel.

Workstation

Open D — DADF#AD
4th Fret

It’s a mean black cat lord a clawing on my door
It’s a mean black cat lord a clawing on my door
I’m going down to Louisiana where I won’t hear him whine no more

It’s a mean black cat lord a all around my bed
It’s a mean black cat lord a all around my bed
I’m gonna get up some morning kill that black cat dead

It’s a mean black cat lord a lord its wearing my cloths
It’s a mean black cat lord a I mean its wearing my cloths
Just you put him on my levee let that black go

First time I met you I said you was a crook
First time I met you said you was a crook
You got a new way of loving where ain’t in no book

Next time I met you know I made a hit
Next time I met you know I made a hit
But got a new way of loving where it just won’t quit

Song History

October 1929
Grafton, Wi
Paramount 12953

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