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Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???

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Subject: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: WyoWoman
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:24 AM

It's that time of year. I have a river in my backyard and a mystery pal just put a new Browning casting rod and reel on my desk. I still have to buy, as Beanster says, the peripherals (I say about $500 worth of fishie tchotchkes) and, well, learn to fish.

But I feel I ought to have some good fishing songs to speed me on my way. I can't at this point think of a single one, except "Down in the meadow in an itty, bitty pool ...."

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

ww


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:28 AM

"Greenland Whale Fisheries" as done by the Weavers. ;-)

Art


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:29 AM

Bing & Louis (aka GOD in my book):"Gone fishin' ".BTW hasn't there been a recent thread on this or has my deja vue met my premonition and cancelled out? Haven't fished much since childhood, but it's great therapy even if you never catch any thing isn't it!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: MMario
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:44 AM

well - it's not a fishing song, but it is fishy....what about "Virgin Sturgeon"?


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Jon W.
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:48 AM

You get a line and I'll get a pole, baby (3x)
We'll go fishing in a crawdad hole, uhm, baby, yeah.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Homeless
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:52 AM

My 4y.o. daughter highly recommende Taj Mahal's Fishin' Blues.

Roger - your sense of deja vu serves you well. blue clicky


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:56 AM

I like "Fishin' In The Dark" by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 11:30 AM

"Don't Be Koi"
"Come On Baby, Wet My Worm"
"Your Shellfishness"
"Bass in Open C"
"Please Don't Cut My Bait"
"Elmer's Tuna"
"Blowfishin' in the Waves"
"Let It Be Sea"
"Grouper Hooters"
"Take This Eel and Shove It"
"That's A Moray"
"Don't Want Your Crabs Anymore"
"You Might Think Its a Gar, But Its Crappie"
"Gefilte Fish on a Stick"(a Jewish version of "Lollipop")
"Ballad of the Creamed Filets"
"My Herrings Gone Bad"
"I Wanna' Go Fishin' In Your Hole"

.......just to name a few.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 11:39 AM

Geez, you ARE in rare form, 'Spaw.

I'm a goin' fishing, let's go fishin,
You kin come a fishin' too!

And

You get a line an' I'll get a pole, honey
You get a line and I'll get a pole,
Meet you down at that crawdad hole
Honey, baby o' mine...

are fragments in mind -- make good hummin' on your way songs. Now, is that the best and greatest use of WW's humming? Dunno ... ask her!

A


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Subject: Lyr Add: I LOBSTER AND NEVER FLOUNDER^^
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 12:07 PM

Gefilte fish on a stick! Spaw, yer a RIOT!!! Wait till I tell the fam...

Calamari in The Shade
That Smelt
One Two Baccala My Shoe

Sorry, Italian fish joke...

Here's one of MY favorites, a CLASSIC country song from the early 80's:

I LOBSTER AND NEVER FLOUNDER^^

I was a cook and she was a waitress
Down at the Salty Dog Seafood Cafe
And somewhere 'tween the clam juice and the seaweed salad
Some little shrimp just lured her away

Oh I lobster and never flounder
He wrapped his line around her
And they drove off in his carp
Oh I lobster and never flounder
I octopus his face in, he'll only break her heart.

I said just squid and leave me for that piano tuna
If you want to trout something new
She was the bass I ever had, now my life has no porpoise
Oh my cod I love her yes I do

Oh I lobster and never flounder
He wrapped his line around her
And they drove off in his carp
Oh I lobster and never flounder
I octopus his face in, he'll only break her heart.

Spoken: Frankly scallop, I don't give a clam!


--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: jeffp
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 02:47 PM

Who could forget the classic, "Crabs Walk Sideways, Lobsters Walk Straight?"


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 03:34 PM

Mbo,

That song should be on the Blues thread. Brought a tear to my eye.

Steve


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Subject: Lyr Add: FISHIN' BLUES (William's Clarke)^^
From: GUEST,Larry Boy Pratt
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 03:47 PM

Great thread. I'd love to get the lyrics to some of Spaw's contribution. I'll offer William's Clarke's Fishin' Blues.

Lets go fishin', come and go with me.
Oh, lets go fishin', come and go with me.
Down to the ocean, down by the sea.

I got me a pole. You got the bait.
I got me a pole. You got the bait.
Put my pole in the water, well I just can't wait.

When my pole gets wet, you'll understand.
When my pole gets wet, you'll understand.
I'm a real good fisher, just that kind a man.

A reel and a rod, my line is going out.
A reel and a rod, my line is going out.
Whoa, it feels real good, make me wanna shout.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Fountainfox
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 04:01 PM

Roger the Skiffler: Is that 'Gone Fishin'' the one that was on the pop charts in the early fifties that had lines like:

(Can't remember the first line of this set)
Gone fishin -- wish I could be that kind of fool
Left his hoe out in the sun
Where he left the row half-done
Gone fishin -- gone fishin' -- gone fishin

From my experience I'd say that fishing is great until you DO catch something. Fish guts ain't my style but I like the rest of it.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Bert
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 04:13 PM

What was that one from the Fifties?

Got no ambition, always goin' fishin
I'm a lazy no account boy
That's what they tell me
That's what they yell me
I don't bring my Ma no joy


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 04:38 PM

Fountainfox: Is this the song you had in mind? Gone Fishin'


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Banjoman_CO
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 08:27 PM

Wyogal; I do a song called "The Bold Fisherman". It's kind of a neat song. I'll post the words when I get back. Banjoman


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 08:38 PM

If you look for @fish* in DigiTrad, you get 47 hits.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Fountainfox
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 08:54 PM

Jim Dixon:

Yes, that was it. remember it coming on the radio now and then when I was a little kid. Haven;t thought about it in years.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Walleye^^
From: raredance
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:06 PM

WALLEYE

(Lyrics by Richard A Lewis & Larry Hayes; Tune "Rawhide" by Dmitri Tiompkin)

Trollin', trollin' trollin'
Trollin', trollin' trollin'
Trollin', trollin' trollin'
Trollin', trollin' trollin', Walleye

Trollin', trollin' trollin'
Lakes and streams are swollen
Fingers nearly frozen, Walleye

Through wind and rainy weather
We're in this boat together
Six packs, lures and leeches by our side

I've been drowning shiners
Searching with depth finders
Tryin' to get a big one on the line

CHORUS:
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out
Cast 'em out, bait 'em up
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out, Walleye
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up
Fry 'em up, gut 'em out
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up, Walleye

Keep movin', movin', movin'
Though they're disapprovin'
We'll find out where they're schooin', Walleye

My heart is contemplatin'
A big fish that's a-waitin'
Waitin' at the end of my line

Don't try to understand 'em
Just set the hook and land 'em
Soon we'll be listenin' to 'em fry

Bait 'em up, cast 'em out
Cast 'em out, bait 'em up
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out, Walleye
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up
Fry 'em up, gut 'em out
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up, Walleye
(lead guitar solo)
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out
Cast 'em out, bait 'em up
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out, Walleye
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up
Fry 'em up, gut 'em out
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up, Walleye

Trollin', trollin' trollin'
Trollin', trollin' trollin'
Trollin', trollin' trollin'
Trollin', trollin' trollin', Walleye

This gem was recorded by the Hula Poppers (1986, Shadow Records 3355). the Hula Poppers were: Larry Hayes, Jan Stroup, Tom Bremer, James Klein, Rich Lewis, Danny Knowles, Brian Hayes.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Caitrin
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:16 PM

The only one I know is a kid's song...
Have you ever been a-fishin' on a hot and sunny day?
And you see the little fishies swimmin' up and down the bay
With their hands in their pockets
and their pockets in their pants
And all the little fishies do the hoochy-koochy dance!
Have you ever been a-fishin' on a hot and sunny day
and you're sittin' on a rail, and the rail gave way
And a nail in the rail tore a hole in your pants
And all the little fishies do the hoochy-koochy dance!


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: raredance
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:26 PM

Ah I falsely anticipated the false rhyme in Walleye- "Shinder" should be "shiners" [fixed it]

In 1994 an outfit called Fish Head Productions released a compilation of fishing songs called "Goin' Fishin', The Greatest Fishing Songs Ever (15 Classic country & Novelty Catches)" The cassette I picked up around then is Sony Music Special Products BT24567/FHP CA 0494. It may also exist as a CD. What follows are the title and artist listings. Some of the songs have been mentioned in this and the previous thread.

Fishin' (Elvin Bishop)
Crawdad Song (Red Foley & Evelyn Knight)
Gone Fishin' Again (Bobby Bare)
Fishin' Blues (Taj Mahal)
Catfish Boogie (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
Fishin' Worms (Heywood Banks)
The Fishin' Hole (Andy Griffith)
Six Pound Fish (Boxcar Willie)
Everybody's Fishin' (Dr. Lew Childre)
The Five Pound Bass (Robert Earl Keen, Jr.)
Boudreaux Was A Nutcase (Austin Lounge Lizards)
Fishin' Forever (The Hagers)
Fishin' Again (Elvin Bishop)
Gone Fishin' (Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong)
What Is A Fisherman (Robert Fuller)

The gang at Fish Head Productions claims they had 200 songs from which they chose this 15. Also according to the liner notes, Bobby Bare released a whole album in 1987 called "Bobby Bare Sings Fishin' Songs"

rich r


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: raredance
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:48 PM

I was recently in a Minneapolis vinyl emporium and encountered ( and could not pass up) a classic piece of vinyl from 1985, "Somethin' Fishy" by Dale Menten and the Live Bait Band (Weekend Records WR-101). All of the songs were written by Dale Menten (Underbubble Muisc) and it came with a lyric sheet. In the fine print on the back of the dust jacket is the following: "WARNING - All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. And if you promise not to pirate this record, I, Dale Menten promise to show you where the fish are. Honest" The songs are:

Somethin' Fishy; Five-Foot Waves; Mr. All-Science Fisherman; The One That Got Away; Pass It On; Draggin' On The Bottom; Fishin' On Your Mind; Boat Butt; Fishin' Slow.

Did you notice how all these fisherpeople disdain the use of the letter "g" at the end of a word? Is it peculiar to the freshwater folk, or maybe the freshwater folk are just more peculiar? Somethin' to think about rather than questionin' my sanity for buyin' all them fishin' recordin's.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:35 PM

Does "The Shoals of Herring" count? **Ducks to avoid flying fish offal**

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: BlueSage
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 12:16 AM

Eric Wagner, a fisheries biologist from Logan, Utah, recorded a CD of fishing songs recently. You can contact Eric through his email: ewagner@mail.sisna.com Good luck....Mike


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: WyoWoman
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 12:27 AM

Thanks for all these suggestions, y'all. Of course, being an editor-type person, I actually spelled fishing with a "g" when I searched the Forum, so I missed the previous thread. Silly moi.

WW


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: fox4zero
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 02:16 AM

"Small Fry" was a hot item in the late 1930's which I had thought was a Bing Crosby number. I didn't see it on the Crosby website.

"Small fry, swim in shallow waters Small fry, ?????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????? You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea".

The ??????? represent "senior moments" which frequently stretch into hours, days, weeks etc.

Luv, Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,malcolm ross
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 09:44 AM

Shoals of herring written by Ewan Macoll

///well your up on deck-you're a fisherman you can swear and show a manly bearing


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 10:31 AM

"Your Cheatin' Carp"
"You Broke My Heart On Porpoise"
"The Lox of Love"
"Halibut a Date"
"A Koi Named Sue"
"The Calamari of Venice"
"Don't Think Twice, Its A Bite"
"You Wind My Crankbait"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 10:38 AM

"Spaw,

Therapy my boy, therapy.

(Although I liked a Koi Named Sue)


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Subject: Lyr Add: SMALL FRY (Loesser/Carmichael)^^
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 12:05 PM

SMALL FRY
Music by Hoagy Carmichael, words by Frank Loesser, © 1938

Small fry, struttin' by the pool room
Small fry, should be in the school room
My, my, put down that cigarette
You ain't grown up high and mighty yet

Small fry, dancin' for a penny
Small fry, countin' up how many
My, my, just listen here to me
You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea

You practice peckin' all day long to some old radio song
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes
You better listen to your pa
And someday practice the law
And then you'll be a real success

Yes, small fry, you kissed the neighbor's daughter
Small fry, shoulda stayed in shallow water
Seems I should take you 'cross my knee
You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea

You've got your feet all soakin' wet
You'll be the death of me yet
Oh me, oh my, small fry

Sung by Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, and Donald O'Connor in the movie, "Sing You Sinners," 1938.
Also used in an animated short, "Small Fry," 1939.
@child

Peckin' - probably refers to picking out tunes on a piano.
Lyrics found at http://www.summer.com.br/~pfilho/html/lyrics/s/small_fry.txt but corrected and information added by Jim Dixon.
JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: BIGGER FISH TO FRY (Woodson/Compton...)^^
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 12:12 PM

(I'VE GOT) BIGGER FISH TO FRY
Lyrics Tim Woodson, Music Tim Woodson, Rob Compton, Pat Stevenson © 1995

Sittin' on the bank of that muddy Mississippi, watchin' that river roll by.
Got my cane pole up the air, got my bobber throwed way out there.
Gonna catch a big catfish to fry.
Sittin' on my bucket, got my cooler by my side
Got a big ol' can of worms and a bottle of home made wine.
Ain't had a bite in a while, but Lord that's just fine.
Gonna watch that sun go down and drink that home made wine.

Chorus:
Lord it don't get no better than this.
Sittin' on that riverbank, gonna catch me a big old fish.
Lord if you take me, don't take me tonight.
Cause I got a big one on the line.

Cane pole hit the water, and I dropped that bottle of wine.
Fell off my bucket tryin' to reel in that line.
Lord it's a big one, could be the biggest of all time.
Don't you know before I pulled him in, that big fish snapped my line?

Chorus

Recorded by Wildhorse Creek.
JTD


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: DADGBE
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 12:37 PM

Fishing Blues was recorded by Henry Thomas in 1928, a month or two before Taj Mahal's recording. It was rereleased in the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music in the 1950's. The Anthology is now available on CD from Smithsonian Folkways and is WONERFUL!!


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: fox4zero
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 06:22 PM

I just remembered the song call "Three Little Fishies" It was song in baby-talk...This was a late 30's or early 40's song.

Down by the river in an itty bitty pool Lived three little fishies and a mommy fishie too. "Swim" said the mommy fishie "Swim if you can" And they swam and they swam All over the dam.

Chorus: Bum bum dittem dottem wannem CHOO * Bum bum diddem dottem wannem CHOO Bum bum dittem dottem wannnem CHOO And they swam and they swam all over the dam. * CHOO was done like a sneeze, as in kerchoo!

Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: WyoWoman
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 01:53 AM

Hmmm, DADGBE, you say it was recorded in the 1920s, "a month or two before Taj Mahal's recording" -- I thought Taj Mahal recorded in the 1960s and '70s.

?????

ww


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 03:37 AM

Jim,Fount, (belated reply, out on union business yesterday).Yep that's the one, usual great Louis obbligato (if that's the right word) behind Bing at the end plus some scat singing.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,campcook@webtv.net
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 04:03 PM

Try that song moonshine runner by evan johns and the h-bombs it is not it sound like it is about fishing


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: The Beanster
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 11:14 PM

Wyo Woman,

All these fishie songs ought to last you for years to come! Unbelievable, these 'Catters. Catch us a sockeye!

Aquatically yours,
The Beanster


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Subject: Lyr Add: Catfish^^
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 11:31 PM

Chris Smither does a bluesy version of Danny O'Keefe's Catish on his Another Way to Find You CD. The words go (hope I get this right):

Standing by the water, staring at the stream
Tell me honey are there any Catfish in your dreams.

Catfish ain't expensive and neither is it free,
Some folks crazy 'bout it others have to let it be. CHORUS
You walk down to the bank and then you flash your bait
You're looking for a catfish child you ain't got long to wait.

Catfish got whiskers and a sweet little grin,
But you can't never tell where a catfish has been.

I'll be your catfish honey any old time,
Just call out my name and drop in your line.

Cause I'm standin' by the water...(repeat chorus)

WW, I do a bit of fly fishing and get a lot of my tchotchkes(?) from Hook and Hackle's website at very reasonable prices. And for inspiration lately I've been reading Tom McGuane's "The Longest Silence", a collection of his fishing stories. Frankie


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: WyoWoman
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 03:22 AM

Frankie, thanks. I'll check that out (tchotchkes = peripherals = gear = all that stuff that fills out your tackle box).

Beanster -- you're right, I do have enough songs for years. But... we don't have sock-eye here, that I know of. We have lots and lots of rainbow trout (a friend just caught a 19-incher day before yesterday) and walleye and brown trout. No catfish either. but last fall a couple of guys were pulling trout out of the river behind my house about as fast as they could cast. So I know they're there...

ww


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: The Beanster
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 03:28 AM

Yummy!! All we have here (NYC) are giant mutant sea monkeys in the East River. Send me some fish sticks! (crunch crunch)


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Joan
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 04:19 PM

Couple of composed songs come to mind: "No More Fish, No Fishermen" is Shelley Posen's and I would guess that it's on a Finest Kind CD, but can't tell you which. "Harbors of Home" is mine (Joan Sprung) and is on a Gordon Bok/Ed Trickett/Annie Mayo Muir CD of the same name. Joan


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 08:30 AM

...uuuhhh that should read "repeat first verse" at the end of Catfish, not the chorus.

Another song, which is flyfishing specific BTW, is Goin' Fishing With Bill by Greg Brown off the excellent "Friend of Mine" collaboration with Bill Morrisey. It contains the line "...A good fisherman is one who has fun and we will." F


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Subject: Lyr Add: I CAUGHT A KEEPER (Mike Dowling)^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 05:49 PM

I CAUGHT A KEEPER
(Mike Dowling/Pinspotter Music, ASCAP)

Well, I been fishin' in the sea of love.
I been tryin' to catch the one I been dreamin' of.
I guess I caught me four or five,
Just enough to keep my hopes alive.
I let 'em go 'cause they wouldn't do,
But I caught a keeper when I caught you.
I caught a keeper when I caught you.

Now, when my friends see what I've got,
They'll be cruisin' on over to my lucky spot.
I tell 'em that's all right by me,
There's lots of fish in the deep blue sea.
You're my limit and I don't need two.
'Cause I caught a keeper when I caught you.
I caught a keeper when I caught you.

(Bridge:)
On the day I found you, I remember how my motor roared.
I put my arms around you, an' I hollered, "Man overboard!"

Well, I'm so glad you didn't get away.
I'm a-gonna keep you near me night and day.
You're the best of the whole darned batch.
You're my once-in-a-lifetime catch.
But now my fishin' days are through,
'Cause I caught a keeper when I caught you.
I caught a keeper when I caught you.

(Repeat bridge and last verse.)
- - -
As sung by Barry & Holly Tashian on "Straw into Gold," Rounder 0332.
Also on collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 16/17.
@fishing @love JTD


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: WyoWoman
Date: 29 Apr 00 - 03:37 PM

Thanks, Jim. That's a nice one.

WW


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,chanteyranger
Date: 30 Apr 00 - 05:31 AM

A few people mentioned Shoals of Herring. It's a beautiful song. Louis Killen has recorded it on his 1995 cd/tape Sailors, Ships and Chanteys, and can be heard singing it live on the tape Music From San Francisco's 1994 Festival of the Sea. I'm not sure, but I think the original radio program "Singing The Fishing," which it was composed for, was released as an album by Folkways and might be in the Library of Congress/Folkways catalogue.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,winniemih
Date: 30 Apr 00 - 11:35 AM

did anyone mention "catfish blues" which i remember Ian and Sylvia doing (circa 1965). Sorry, don't have all the words, but here's a fragment: Well i wish, i wish i was a catfish swimming in the deep blue sea. I'd have all you handsome men come fishin' after me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANGLER'S SONG (Isaak Walton, Henry Lawes)
From: Ditchdweller
Date: 30 Apr 00 - 12:16 PM

How about this oldie from the 1660s?

THE ANGLER'S SONG

Man's life is but vain,
For 'tis subject to pain,
And sorrow and short as a bubble,
'Tis a hodgepodge of business and money and care,
And money and trouble.

But we'll take no care,
When the weather proves fair,
Nor will we vex now though it rain,
We'll banish all sorrow and sing till tomorrow,
And angle and angle again.

By Isaak Walton. There is a tune by Henry Lawes.
Sapper

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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 10:10 AM

WE'RE GONNA GO FISHIN' (posted here), written by Tex Atchison, recorded by Hank Locklin and by Spade Cooley.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,boromir
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 12:04 PM

Bet you're goin' fishin' all of the time
I'm a'goin' fishin, too.
Bet your life, your lovin' wife I can
catch more fish than you.
Many fish bites if you've got good bait
Here's a little tip that I would like to relate
Many fish bites if you've got good bait
I'm agoin' fishin, yes I'm goin' fishin
And my baby's goin' fishin' too.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Airto
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 01:17 PM

Lazybones, sleeping in the sun...


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Airto
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 01:18 PM

...and when you go fishin, I'll bet you keep wishin the fish don't bite your line...


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 01:42 PM

THE IMPORTANT PART OF FISHIN' by Tim Bays. There is a somewhat different version earlier in the thread.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 01:57 PM

LAZY BONES (sometimes spelled LAZYBONES) by Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael, (which Airto quoted above) has been posted here, here, and here.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEND IN THE WATER (Gordon Lightfoot)
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 04:38 PM

"BEND IN THE WATER" by Gordon Lightfoot (1975)

Come on Pearl, come on Kitty, if you feel inclined
Down around the bend in the water, bring your fishin' line
Come on Pearl, I'm rough and ready, got my fishin' pole
Down around the bend in the water to the fishin' hole

It's a fine July on a beautiful night
With a heavenly sky and moonlight on the bay

Down around the bend in the water, if you feel inclined
Come on Pearl, come on Kitty, I'm gonna make you mine

All around the world tonight
What a beautiful scene below
Too fine a time to stand in line
I'm gonna take my love to go
It's a fine July and a beautiful way
For a boy and a girl to pass the time of day

Come on Pearl, come on Kitty, if you feel inclined
Down around the bend in the water, bring your fishin' line

All around the world tonight
What a beautiful scene below
Too fine a time to stand in line
I'm gonna take my love to go
It's a fine July on a beautiful night
With a heavenly sky and moonlight on the bay

Down around the bend in the water, if you feel inclined
Come on Pearl, come on Kitty, bring your fishin' line
Come on Pearl, I'm rough and ready, got my fishin' pole
Down around the bend in the water to the fishin' hole


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Deda
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 04:57 PM

How 'bout the Eddystone light? Well, it's a stretch -- about fish ("one was exhibited as a talking fish, and the other was served on a chafing dish") but not fishing. Seems to me fishing is also mentioned in "Life gets tedjus, don't it" (tedious).


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Deda
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 05:00 PM

My mistake, the DT versions of Life gets teejus don't show any mention. NEver mind.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 13 Sep 02 - 02:37 PM

If theres so many fish in the sea

Then why do I always get crabs?


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Amos
Date: 13 Sep 02 - 02:39 PM

Maybe you're looking for love in all the wrong places, buddy! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 14 Sep 02 - 03:02 AM

There's a good-un written by a Vancouver Island guy[ can't get the name] "Where the Coho Flash Silver all over the Bay".


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Marc
Date: 14 Sep 02 - 11:03 AM

"Keep On Fishin" by Jon Campbell, recorded on his CD of the same title. BTW I also recorded it on my CD, Always Wecome.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Genie
Date: 14 Sep 02 - 08:50 PM

Mbo, "I lobster and never flounder...". Grrrroannnnn! (Where are those rotten tomatoes when you need 'em?) That's almost as bad as Spaw's song titles.

Some other fishing-related songs that come to mind are:

Skinny Minnie Fishtail - novelty song about a fisherman who catches a mermaid (sung by Teresa Brewer in the 1950s)

Shrimp Boats (sung by Jo Stafford in the 1950s)

Curimaõ (sp?) - Portugese fishing song recorded by the Limeliters

Los Pescadores (sp?) - sung (written by?) Buffy St. Marie

Black Water (Doobie Brothers -- mentions catfish jumping)

Blue Bayou (...Where there's fishing boats with their sails afloat ...)

Catfish John -- wonderful song

The Lobster (Or The Crayfish) - several versions in the DT and forum

Three Little Fishies (Fee Widdo Fiddies) was a big hit for Kay Kyser and his band in the mid 1930s. The first chorus is the "boop, boop, diddum, dattum, wottum, shoo." The ensuing choruses get sillier and sillier, until the last one is pure sound effects. It's worth looking up a tape of the Kyser version.

Then, of course, many sea chanties specifically refer to fishing, either for whales or for other prey.

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BOLD FISHERMAN
From: GUEST,Bman
Date: 14 Sep 02 - 11:35 PM

As mentioned above, "THE BOLD FISHERMAN."
THE BOLD FISHERMAN

There was a bold fisherman was outbound from Halifax
To catch the wild codfish and the bold mackeroo,
But when he got to Pimlico, the stormy winds begin to blow,
And his little boat went wibble-wobble and overboard went he.

CHORUS
Twinky-doodle-dum, twinky-doodle-dum.
'Twas a highly interesting song he sung.
Twinky-doodle-dum, twinky-doodle-dum,
Sang the bold fisherman.

He wriggled and he jiggled in the water so briny-o.
He yellowed and he bellowed for help, but in vain.
Then down he did gently glide to the bottom of the silvery tide,
And previous to this he cried, "Farewell, Mary Jane."
CHORUS

His ghost walked at midnight by the bedside of his Mary Jane.
When he told her how dead he was, she said, "I'll go mad.
If my love be so dead," said she, "there is no peace on earth for me,
And I never more will happy be." She went raving mad.
CHORUS


I have no earthly idea where I learned this song. It would have been sometime about 1970 or a bit later. I was astounded to find that Humphrey Bogart begins singing this one at the very end of "African Queen," when he's in the water swimming with Katherine Hepburn. He gets out a line or two before the movie ends. The song has a very upbeat, sprightly tune and rhythm, and when I sing it, I introduce it as the jolliest song about death and insanity I know.
Regards,
Bman


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: The Pooka
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 12:25 AM

"Fishy Doo-Ah" by Nancy Tucker. Can't find the lyrics; but it's on some albums I think. Google it. / "Shoals of Herring", of course, rules.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 12:35 AM

THREE LITTLE FISHIES : Three Little Fishies


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 01:14 AM

Elvin Bishop sang one.
I'm going fish, fish, fish fish,fish, fish, fishin', I'm going fishin', hook, sinker and line.
I'm going fish, fish, fish fish, fish, fish, fishin'. I'm going fishin', just to ease my mind.
Rustic


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 03:37 AM

Correction: "Curimaõ" is Brazilian, I think. The language is, of course, Portugese.

Spaw, you forgot these classic fish songs:
My Blue Herring
You Gotta Have Carp (from "Damn Yankees")
Goldfishes (theme from a James Bond movie)
The Croppy Boy
To Marlin (from the Broadway musical "Annie")
Tuna, Tuna, Tuna (Israeli song recorded by The Net Weavers)
Like A Sturgeon (by Madonna)
Sweet Betsy Caught Pike
Bass-a Me Mucho
Who's Sardine Now?
Salmon Chanted Evening
Sweet Sole Music
Trout-Hearted Men
Send In The Clown Fish
The Minnow Waltz
Carp And Sole (by Porgy Carmichael)

Genie

And for a real song about fish (and seafood), how about "Jambalaya?" (..."Settle down far from town, buy me a pirogue, And I'll catch all the fish in the Bayou...").


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 03:44 AM

There are also some Hawaiian songs that mention fish/fishing.

"My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii" ends with the line, "...Where the humu humu nuku nuku apua'a goes swimming by." (That is the state fish of Hawaii.)

"Hukilau" has the line, "...We'll throw our nets out in the sea, And all the hama hama come a-swimming to me." I think "hama hama" is Hawaiian for "fish."

Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,Salty reel
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 05:42 AM

Have we had: One, two, three, four, five once I caught a fish alive etc. The tune is the heel and toe polka.


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: GUEST,Guest wdyat24
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 08:42 PM

How 'bout "Squid Jiggin' Ground?" I just heard Richard Shindell's "Fishing." Now there's a new twist.

wdyat24


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Subject: RE: Help: KNOW ANY FISHING SONGS???
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 07:59 PM

"The Blue Tail'd Fly, English, between 1818-1838.

The oldest English song I know of which concerns fishing with a fly-
Blue Tail'd Fly .Thread 1141, posted 18 Oct 03, 07:23 PM.

Nothing to do with the minstrel song!


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 09:56 AM

Silver Darlings '... Oh Herrings are harvest that fishermen glean..'


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 12:33 PM

Jambalaya - I'm gonna catch all the fish in the Bayou - Hank Williams ?

If Wishes Were Fishes - we'd all cast nets in the sea - Eric Bogle ?


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,REDice555
Date: 02 May 05 - 02:23 AM

I just stumbled across this thread... I can't believe no one has mentioned "Keep Fishin'" by Weezer! Or the greatest song ever written about the hardships of making a living as a fisherman, "The DownEaster Alexa" by Billy Joel!!!


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Scotus
Date: 02 May 05 - 10:52 AM

and of course there's 'Up and Awa' wi' the Laverock' by Andy Hunter - recorded by him (accompanied by me), Lizzie Higgins and Heather Heywood. It's a fine song about fishing for trout and then cooking them on the campfire. The tune is the 'Jig of Slurs'.

Also John Watt's tongue in cheek 'Kentucky Saturday Night' with its chorus line - 'When the catfish rise, aint no surprise, on Kentucky saturday night'(we frequently tell him that catfish are bottom feeders,BTW).

Jack Beck


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,MTflyfisher
Date: 02 May 05 - 11:38 AM

My favorite is "Winken, Blinken and Nod" Eugene Field/Carly Simon.
"Going out fishing for the herring fish..."


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 05 - 11:01 AM

candlelight fisherman

My father was a fisherman bold
He lived till he grew old
because he'd pull down the pain and pop out the flame
To see how the wind do blow
If the flame don't flicker he knows
There's not enough wind do blow
if that silly little flame blows out
There's too much wind to go
etc


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Girl Friday
Date: 03 May 05 - 11:37 AM

Trevor has written a fishing song. PM me and I will try nd get he words from him


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 03 May 05 - 01:07 PM

The lad I do adour. This is by Ragged Robbin. It is a song about a fisher woman, who goes out to sea leaving the poor defenceless little love on the shore, waiting for her to come back. "The Folkaholicks" sing a version. If you want the words PM me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YANKIN' ON MY YOHNSON (Warren Nelson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 12:15 PM

My wife loves this song. It's frequently played by request on the Honky Tonk program, Saturday nights on WOJB, Hayward, Visconsin Wisconsin. It's on the album Anglin' Wayne & The Trollers - 12 Pack of Fishing Songs. You can hear a sound sample on that page.

YANKIN' ON MY YOHNSON
Warren Nelson

[Sound of someone trying to start a boat motor.]

(Spoken:)
OLE: Oh, this is hard pullin' here. Uffda! This thing sure pulls hard! Doggone it, anyway! Oh! Hey, guys, no matter if you got a short shaft or a long shaft, some o' dese old Yohnsons, oh, are yust hard to get up an' goin'. Vun, two, I know vhat to do.

(Sung:)
Yankin' on my Yohnson, tryin' to get it started,
Tryin' to get it goin', up to go out trollin'.
Yes, I'm yankin' on my Yohnson. It gets harder an' harder
Pullin' on dat cord. I'm all petered out.

(Spoken rhythmically to music:)
Maybe I should choke it. Vonder if I'll flood it?
T'ink I'll sqveece dat little bulb again, yah, maybe couple more times.
Look how old dis hose is! It looks so limp an' sad!
It's de only Yohnson I ever owned. I got it from my dad.

(Sung:)
Yankin' on my Yohnson, tryin' to get it started,
Tryin' to get it goin', up to go out trollin'.
Yes, I'm yankin' on my Yohnson. It gets harder an' harder
Pullin' on dat cord. I'm all petered out.

[Sound of boat motor starting and then stalling.]

(Spoken:)
OLE: Uffda!
SVEN: Hey dere, Ole.
OLE: Yah, Sven?
SVEN: You at dat again?
OLE: Oh, yah.
SVEN: Oh, give it up. How long you pullin' on dat t'ing?
OLE: Oh, I don't know. Maybe it's shorted out. Why don't you come down here an' give it a couple o' pulls?
SVEN: No way! I yanked on dat Yohnson for de last time last summer.
WOMAN: (with a breathy, Marilyn-Monroe-type voice) Hey, old timer, what are you doing there?
OLE: Well, I'm yankin' on my Yohnson, can't you see?
WOMAN: Oh, don't hurt yourself! Why, you're too old for this.
OLE: Yah, but...
WOMAN: Yah-but nothing! Here, let me give you a hand.
OLE: Yah, dat might dew it. Give 'er a couple o' pulls.

(Sung:)
WOMAN: Yankin' on his Yohnson, tryin' to get it started,
Tryin' to get it goin', get him up an' goin'.
Yes, I'm yankin' on his Yohnson. It's not too hard for me.
Oh, pull on de cord...

[Sound of motor starting.]

(Spoken:)
OLE: Oh, dere she goes!
WOMAN: Goodbye, Ole.
SVEN: Goodbye, Ole.
WOMAN: Oh, wait! What's dis?
SVEN: Oh no! Dat's de plug for de boat. Oh, no, Ole! You forgot to put de plug in! [Sound of bubbles.]


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Subject: Fishing Songs - Brad Paisley
From: Genie
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 04:19 PM

Brad Paisley has a song about fishing which has been popular on country stations. He did it on Prairie Home Companion last week. (DK if that was a rerun or not.) There is a video for it too, which you can see on CMT.
The verse is about how his wife chews him out for spending too much time fishing and not paying enough attention to her, so she gives him an ultimatum: Fishing or me?
The chorus begins:
"I'm gonna miss her ...
and ends
"Hey, looky there. I've got a bite." ;-D


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Genie
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 04:22 PM

Our own Mary Garvey has written several wonderful songs about fishing and fishermen, some of which have been recorded by Gordon Bok.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Lancashire Lad
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 03:31 AM

A great instrumental by Ken Nicol (Steeleye Span and Albion Band) called Fisherman's Priest on the "Clean Feet, No Shoes" album.

Hear a track here.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 07:07 PM

One of the most audience pleasing songs I've ever heard is a song on one of Seamus Kennedy's CD's called "Fishin' For Chickens". Most of the audience will disolve in laughter. Great Song.

On the serious side, Australia's John Williamson's song "Boyhood Story" is a very moving song and one of my favorites of all the songs he does. For those of you who are not familiar with John's recordings, you are missing a real treat. Find him on line and order a few CD's---they are all good. The above song can be found on the album "Old Man Emu".


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Cats at Work
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 04:49 AM

'Last Fisherman' and 'Cheap Boats' by Jon Heslop. I love 'Taking My Oyster for Walkies'!


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,beej
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 02:48 PM

new posting youtube fly fishers' dream BJ MacLean


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 03:52 PM

"Mary Ann" - An old favorite of mine. I know it's not a fishing song, per se, but with its references to "the lobster boiling in the pot, the bluefish on the hook," it'll do.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Charmion
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 11:13 AM

The Squid-Jiggin' Ground?


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 11:21 AM

A folk musical theater company in Minnesota put together a show called "Guys on Ice", about winter fishing.

One of the highlights of Ewan MacColl's Singing the Fishing is "The Net Hauling Song", available on several Ian Campbell Folk Group albums.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Artful Codger
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 07:29 PM

The Blind Man's Song—more of a courting song, but the first verse has a fishing theme.

There's a song from the early 1830's called (IIRC) "When We Were Going Fishing", set to the tune now familiarly known as "The King of the Cannibal Islands". It was written as a sequel to a song called "Going Out a-Shooting" (to the same tune, and a better song, IMO). Both can be found at the Lester S. Levy site.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,pattyClink
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 01:05 PM

Three Fishers
The Boys of Killybegs
The Queen of Connemara


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Alan Day
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 01:56 PM

A little tune called "The Fishy Fishing Story" I used to play on my wind up gramophone as a little boy
The tune started
I once went a fishing and I caught a little fish,
so small you couldn't see it on the dish.
But my Wife was rather proud of it and told a lady friend
That was the beginning just now listen to the end

Sadly that's all I can remember but the fish got so big as it was passed around it ended up that he was eaten by a shark.
I lost the record and I would love to know the rest of the story.Perhaps if it does not turn up I should write an ending.
Al


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 01:37 PM

Sorry, here I am again.

Little Fishy (Little Fishes)
as sung by Eric Bogle, Bandoggs, Erik Ilott

I really like this one.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 10 - 02:13 AM

I would like to know who sings pass it on and draggin on the bottom and boat butt please


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,carmencita
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 04:45 PM

yes Iam trying to fine the the artiis who sang the song let's go fishing for a day and half what do you say we go away for a wowga wowga who sang that song could you give me the name of the artis who sang it and the one of sip en soda threw a straw hope to here from you soon give the name of the aritis so then i can fine it


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,Vicki Kelsey
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 11:24 PM

How about John Prine's "Whistle and Fish"? "And we'll whistle and go fishin' in Heaven."


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: open mike
Date: 15 Sep 10 - 02:36 AM

I recently received this super collection of songs all reeled in to one
c.d. http://www.fishingmusic.com/ these folks have produced 2 c.d.'s filled with songs about the joys of angling.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 15 Sep 10 - 12:16 PM

Here's one of my originals on Ezfolk.com
http://ezfolk.com/audio/index.php?mode=player&type=hifi&song_id=9619
Salt Creek
© by: Verne Garrison
        Valley Park, MO
        May 31, 2007

Fishing (D) was always good on Salt (E) Creek
We slipped thru the (A) pasture at Grandpas (D) place
Favorite spot found every (E) week
Slid thru the weedy (A) banks without a (D) trace (D7)

Bobbers (G), hooks, sinkers and a willow (D) pole
Swing the (E) line out to the secret (A) spot
Let current (D) guide it past the best (A) hole
Catfish are (A) biting, get the fire (D) hot (D7)

Our (G) tackle box was Moms old (D) purse
Sinkers (E) few extra hooks and some fish (A) line
Farm (D) boys tackle, could be (A) worse
Stringer full of fish in no (D) time

Sunfish, catfish and blue (E) gills
We would (A) clean them at the horse (D) tank
Best spot in these here (E) hills
For this we (A) all gave (D) thanks (D7)

Grandpa (G) whittled the wooden (D) bobbers
And cut for (E) me the long willow (A) pole
He always (D) found the best worms under the board (A) walk
Fishing the best at Salt Creek (D) hole

(A) Fishing the best at Salt Creek (D) hole


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 07:25 AM

I write and sing and you can check out my fun fishing songs on my web
www.johnkurkosky.com I love to fish so there all about fishin


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: maeve
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 09:35 AM

Mr. Kurkosky's link


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: JB3
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 12:13 AM

Yea Ho Little Fish is in the data-base. It's a lovely little song, sometimes used as a lullaby.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 12:57 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peA18SO9afU farewell to the humber and dogger


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Subject: Lyr Add: FISHERMAN'S LUCK (from Dixon Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 15 - 04:09 PM

You can hear this on YouTube:


FISHERMAN'S LUCK
As sung by The Dixon Brothers, 1937.

One day I went a-fishin' and I used a frog for bait.
I slung it in the water and I pulled me out a snake.
I had me a bottle o' moonshine to keep me feeling right.
You should have been a-watchin'; well, it was an awful sight.

I pulled his mouth wide open and I poured some whiskey in,
And then I turned that snake a-loose and I used my frog again.
I caught me a great big jackfish, but one thing I did hate:
That doggone greedy pounder(?) had gobbled down my bait.

I then got busy thinking, and I got to feeling blue.
I could not find another frog and I didn't know what to do.
I soon got tired of thinking and I leaned against a tree.
I was calmly smoking when something come to me.

It touched me on the shoulder; I looked around to see,
That doggone water rattler had come to trade with me.
Frogs I think a dozen, he brought them to the bank,
There where I was a-fishin', to trade them in for drink.

The frogs was all around me; the snake coiled(?) on the ground.
He smiled and winked his eye at me and he drank my whiskey down.
Now this will end my story; that rattler headed south.
He crawled away so happy with my bottle in his mouth.


Spotify has recordings by—
Mike Seeger on "Old Time Country Music" (1962)
Roy Harper & Johnny Beller on "Memphis Music & Heritage Festival: Live 1989 Highlights"
(There are other songs with the same title.)


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 May 15 - 09:03 PM

we are putting out in a couple of weeks a lovely collection of songs all about salmon. Most are about fishing but not all. 20 songs for $10 plus shipping US. Plus there's more. This is called spring run. Hopefully by labor day will be another 15-20 songs, called fall run. I think lovers of salmon lore will really like this...and folklorists, historians, lovers of maritime music will too...just pm me if interested.


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: olddude
Date: 14 May 15 - 09:23 PM

Way cool congrats


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: eftifino
Date: 15 May 15 - 03:14 AM

One from my childhood, heard on BBC radio.

I'm Fishing!
Don't come anybody, don't come near,
I'm just afraid that the fish might hear.
He thinks I'm playing with a piece of string.
He thinks I'm another sort of, funny sort of thing.
But he doesn't know I'm Fishing.
He doesn't know I'm fishing.( sung quietly)
That's what I'm doing.( sung quietly)
Fishing1


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Subject: Lyr Add: CATFISH (from Chris Smither)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 11:49 PM

There are 2 lines missing from the version posted by Frankie back on 31-Mar-2000 (which apparently got copied into the DT).


CATFISH
As recorded by Chris Smither on "Another Way to Find You" (1992)

You know I'm standin' by the water, just starin' at the stream.
Tell me, honey: are there any catfish in your dreams?
Well, catfish ain't expensive, boy, neither is it free.
Child, some folks crazy 'bout 'em, others have to leave it be.

You walk down to the bank so you can flash your bait.
You lookin' for a catfish, child, you ain't got long, you ain't got long to wait.

Boy, catfish got whiskers and a sweet little grin,
But you never can tell where a catfish has been.
Suckers and bullheads never will do.
That ol' catfish will show you a thing or two.

You walk down to the bank so you can flash your bait.
You lookin' for a catfish, child, you ain't got long to wait.

Boy, I'll be your catfish, honey, any ol' time.
You just call out my name an' darlin' drop me your line,
'Cause I'm standin' by the water just starin' at the stream.
Boy, tell me, honey, are there any catfish in your, catfish in your, catfish in your dreams?


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 01:18 AM

I once came across a book made up of fishing songs, not being interested in the subject, I didn't bother - in hindsight, I regret that decision bitterly
I see from a quick search that it is still available as a facsimile reprint from 'The Book Depository at the very reasonable price of about £15 sterling, made more attractive by the fact that the Book Depository doesn't charge for postage and packing

Title
A Fisher's Garland" : Being a Collection of Some Sangs O the Fishin, Newcassel Sangs, the Fishin' Club Sangs, and Other Verse (1905)
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: r.padgett
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 02:33 AM

The original posting was I think about fishing as in angling and a lot of responses from US catters ~ UK fishing/angling songs seem scarce ~ anyone got such songs? could be some Scottish songs out there as in fly fishing

Ray


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Subject: RE: Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???
From: Gutcher
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 09:12 AM

From the back o beyont 70yrs. and more ago:--

Way down upon a Swanee river
Whaur aa fell in
Tryin tae catch wee Baggie Minnows
Wey a condensed milk tin.

O the lassies roared and laughed
Et me faa"n in
Way down upon a Swanee river
Wey maa condensed milk tin.

We always kept a trout in the well to eat any insects that fell in, when this trout needed to be replaced we would guddle for a replacement in the burn.
A verse from the old bothy ballad, Carnwath Mill, {we did have a few bothy ballads in Southern Scotland} runs:--

Aa slipit maa haun doon the neck o her goon
Jist tae gie her bit paps a kittle
Man she writhed an riggled an pretended tae swoon
Jist like a troot that ye"d newlie guddled.


Ah days of youth how sweet are ye
But ye ne"er return again.


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