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Thread #37237   Message #661157
Posted By: Jim Dixon
01-Mar-02 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Fish and Whistle (John Prine)
Subject: Lyr Add: FISH AND WHISTLE (John Prine)
(John Prine)
As recorded by John Prine on “Bruised Orange” (1978)

1. I been thinkin' lately 'bout the people I meet,
The car wash on the corner, and the hole in the street,
The way my ankles hurt with shoes on my feet,
And I'm wondering if I'm gonna see tomorrow.

CHORUS: Father, forgive us for what we must do.
You forgive us. We'll forgive you.
We'll forgive each other till we both turn blue.
Then we'll whistle and go fishing in heaven.

2. I was in the army but I never dug a trench.
Used to bust my knuckles on a monkey wrench.
I'd go to town and drink, give the girls a pinch,
But I don't think they ever even noticed me. CHORUS

3. Fish and whistle. Whistle and fish.
Eat ever'thing that they put on your dish.
And when we get through we'll make a big wish.
That we never have to do this again. Again? Again?

4. On my very first job, I said "thank you" and "please."
They made me scrub a parking lot down on my knees.
Then I got fired for being scared of bees.
And they only give me fifty cents an hour. CHORUS