Lyrics partly indebted to Muddy Waters ("I have a tombstone hat and a ball and chain"). Rhythm & melody come from a ring game tune (never underestimate children's abilities to carry on traditions), while Bo's beat is pure fife & drum shave and a harcut.
Band [feat. Ronnie Hawkins during The Last Waltz]
Spencer Bohren [as Hoodoo You Love]
Patti Smith [in David Letterman's show]