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Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???

WyoWoman 29 Mar 00 - 10:24 AM
Art Thieme 29 Mar 00 - 10:28 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 29 Mar 00 - 10:29 AM
MMario 29 Mar 00 - 10:44 AM
Jon W. 29 Mar 00 - 10:48 AM
Homeless 29 Mar 00 - 10:52 AM
Mbo 29 Mar 00 - 10:56 AM
catspaw49 29 Mar 00 - 11:30 AM
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jeffp 29 Mar 00 - 02:47 PM
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GUEST,Larry Boy Pratt 29 Mar 00 - 03:47 PM
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Bert 29 Mar 00 - 04:13 PM
GUEST,Jim Dixon 29 Mar 00 - 04:38 PM
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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

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 12-Sep-02.


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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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