Watch the Custard Pie online guitar lesson by Paul Rishell from Dirt Road Blues
Annie joins me here on "Custard Pie" by Blind Boy Fuller (Vocalion, Memphis 1939). Originally recorded as "I want some of your Pie" in 1939, this is another great example of Piedmont style blues, which is both "uptown" and "raggy". We're capoed up on the 1st fret in standard tuning.
All references in the breakdown are made relative to the capo. The song is in the key of E and starts off with a slide up to a barred E chord with the root E on top (12 frets up from the capo). Video two contains the breaks; the parts that are played beneath the harmonica part. These are a series of single line bass riffs followed by the chords from the original progression.