"Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do" is the first track on Safe as Milk, the 1967 debut album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band.
On an album heavily influenced by the Delta blues, the opening bars of "Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do" is based on the Muddy Water song "Rollin' and Tumblin'". The opening lyric, "Well I was born in the desert …", quotes "New Minglewood Blues", an early version of "Rollin' and Tumblin" by Cannon's Jug Stompers.
The entire album is famous for being produced by the 20-year-old Ry Cooder, and his influence - mainly the amazing slide guitar work throughout and especially on "Sure 'Nuff 'n' Yes, I Do" - was the template for his later solo work, as well as his guest work with the Rolling Stones and even early Little Feat.
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