Mama, Your Papa Loves You

Just got back from vacation and feel like recording. This is “Mama, Your Papa Loves You”, an Elizabeth Cotton tune that goes by several other names. Cotton is one of my favorite guitarists for fingerstyle blues and this song is one of her best, I think. I notice my tempo gets faster as the song progresses, but Cotton tended to play them that way too.

I can’t decide whether the bass is too heavy on this recording. I think I like it, it sort of envelopes the melody. Yeah, that’s it.

I learned this song from John Miller’s lovely DVD.

Mama, Your Papa Loves You