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She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride (3:29)

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A blues standard written by Taj Mahal and James Rachell. The song was first recorded for Taj Mahal's 1968 album The Natch'l Blues, and is one of Mahal's most famous tunes. It has since been covered many times, and is included on the soundtrack for the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers (the song plays over the opening credits, as Jake Blues leaves prison). According to John Belushi's widow, it was Belushi's favorite blues song.

The "Katy" refers to the Missouri… read more

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She caught the katy
And left me a mule to ride
She caught the katy
And left me a mule to ride

Well, my baby, caught the katy
She left me a mule to…

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