The song is a country-style blues, with Williams on vocal and nine-string guitar and William Mitchell providing imitation bass  accompaniment.
On June 3,Delta bluesman Tony Hollins recorded "a markedly different version",   which served as the basis for many subsequent versions. John Lee Hooker began performing "Crawling King Snake" early in his career and included it in his sets after arriving in Detroit, Michigan in Thunderbolt - Valborg - Crown Of Sorrow early s.
Hooker recorded several subsequent versions of the song, including one with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards for Hooker's album Mr. American rock band the Doorswho had performed the song since the earliest days of the band, recorded it for their album L. Eric Burdon recorded it as a two-minute track for his album Comeback ; his complete 11 minute version is included on a later compilation album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Song popularized by John Lee Hooker.
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