is a Delta blues
song composed by Charley Patton
. With the help of record store owner, H. C. Speir
, Patton's first recording session occurred on June 14
, cut six sides, included "Pony Blues" (vocal and guitar), for Paramount Records
. The song later became a Delta staple and was part of every young guitarist's repertoire. Patton had a repertoire of his own compositions which he recorded at the session, included "Banty Rooster Blues," "Down the Dirt Road" and his version of "Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues.
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton is a boxed set collection of Charley Patton's recorded works.
Notable cover versions