It's interesting to see all the indirect references to Robert Johnson in Dylan's version of this tune. For example:
I have a bird to whistle
and I have a bird to sing
I have a woman that I’m lovin
boy, but she don’t mean a thing
Those lyrics came directly from Johnson's "Stones in my Passway."
The devil and black cat verse in Dylans lyrics seem to be a clear reference to, or derivation from, "Hellhound on my Trail," and "Me and the Devil," by Johnson. In one of his early album covers Dylan had, among other things, a copy of a Robert Johnson album on the couch next to him.