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Continuing with our Country Blues Series, we take a look at Fishing Blues, as done by Taj Mahal in his early days, the late 1960s. The song originated with Henry 'Ragtime Texas' Thomas in the 1920s but became a staple for some of the folk-rock-psychedelic-blues groups of the 60s like the Lovin' Spoonful and the Jefferson Airplane. It is played in Dropped D Tuning with a steady alternating bass, similar to songs by Mississippi John Hurt.