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Help: Know Any Fishing Songs???

Gutcher 12 Jul 18 - 09:12 AM
r.padgett 12 Jul 18 - 02:33 AM
Jim Carroll 12 Jul 18 - 01:18 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Jul 18 - 11:49 PM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: maeve
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 09:35 AM

Mr. Kurkosky's link


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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,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: 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,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: 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,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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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
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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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