Catfish Blues (Skip James)

I would ruther, be a little catfish So I could swim way down In the sea-ee I would have somebody, somebody Settin' out hooks for me Settin' out a hook for me A hook for - You know I went To my baby's house She told me to sit down On her step 'Sir, you can come right on in Because my Husband just now left He just now left He just now - An I, asked my baby To let me sit down 'Side her bed Turn on yo' heater, baby 'Till it turn cherry red Cherry red Red an cherry red That's the reason I ruther Be a little catfish So I could swim way down In the sea-ee I would have netted Some of these women Settin' out a line for me Settin' out their line for me A line for - You know I went To the church house And they called on Me to pray-ay I got down on my knees But I didn't, no Have no word to say Not a word to say No word to say That's the reason I ruther Be a little catfish So I could swim Way down in the sea-ee I would have somebody, somebody Settin' out a line for me Settin' out a line for me A line for - I don't wanna Be no tadpole And I don't want ta be No bullfrog An if I can't be Be your catfish I won't swim at all No, I won't swim at all No, swim at - That's the reason I want ta Be a little catfish So I could swim way down In the sea-ee I would have these goodlookin' women Settin' out a hook for me Settin' out a hook for me A hook for.