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Chord Req: Fishin' for Chickens (Hobo Jim Varsos)

freightdawg 31 Jul 03 - 06:19 PM
Sorcha 31 Jul 03 - 06:25 PM
Seamus Kennedy 06 Aug 03 - 12:48 AM
GUEST,wilddustie 08 Jul 14 - 08:59 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Jul 14 - 01:27 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Fishin For Chickens - Kennedy
From: freightdawg
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 06:19 PM

There is a wonderful song performed by Seamus Kennedy "Fishin' For Chickens" I have the lyrics, but would love to have the chords. I would appreciate any help.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Fishin For Chickens - Kennedy
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 06:25 PM

Be patient and Seamus may check in and give you the chords himself. He's a member here.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: FISHING FOR CHICKENS (Jim Varsos)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 12:48 AM

Oops, I've been on the road for 2 weeks and don't do much loggin' on.
Let's see..I don't know how to do the chord thingy, but we can try this. You have the words, right?
First verse and chorus.

Well, my grandpa (C) gave me his old fishin' (C7) pole,
But we (F) didn't have a fishin' hole,
But that (C) didn't matter, didn't bother either of us (G/G7).
We'd sit (C) out there on the old front(C7) porch
With a rusty (F) can full of kernel corn,
We'd bait (C) our hooks and cast (G7) out in the dust (C/C7)

Fishin' for chickens (F) tryin' to catch a big (C) 'un
White (G) ones, black ones, yellow ones, red ones,
Don't (C) matter just as long as I get one (C7)
If Mama finds out(F) gonna catch another lickin'(C/Am)
Mama(D7) don't like nobody(G) fishin' for chickens(C)

All credit for this song goes to my buddy Hobo Jim Varsos, the pride of Alaska.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Fishin' For Chickens (Seamus Kennedy)
From: GUEST,wilddustie
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 08:59 AM

I'm looking for piano sheet music for this song. Does anyone know where I might find it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: FISHIN' FOR CHICKENS (Hobo Jim Varsos)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jul 14 - 01:27 AM

I noticed some of the lyrics that Seamus Kennedy posted are a bit different from Hobo Jim's:


FISHIN' FOR CHICKENS
As sung by Hobo Jim [Jim Varsos] on "Woodsmoke"

1. Well, Grandpa gave me a fishin' pole,
But we never had a fishin' hole.
Down on the farm that really didn't matter to us.
We'd sit out on the old front porch
With a rusty can full o' kernel corn
And bait 'er up and cast 'er out in the dust.

CHORUS: Fishin' for chickens, tryin' to catch a big 'un,
White ones, black ones, yellow ones, or red ones,
Don't matter just as long as I get one.
Mama finds out, gonna catch another lickin'.
Mama don't like nobody fishin' for chickens.

2. I remember the time that I got in
On a feedin' frenzy in a school o' hens,
And I was reelin' one in just when Mama came flyin' through the door.
Said, "Cut that loose, kid, before you kill it!"
I said, "He's swallered the hook, Mama. Grease up the skillet!"
I knew she was gonna wring my neck for sure. CHORUS

BRIDGE: Ever' mornin' in misty light
While my mama was sleepin' tight,
I'd be sittin' by Grandpa's side,
Wishin' for the chickens
to bite.

3. I's sittin' on the front steps dreamin' a bit,
When I felt that leghorn rooster hit,
And Grandpa yelled out, "Boy, that's the biggest one I ever saw!
You land that one, son, sure enough,
We'll drive him to town and get him stuffed.
And when your mama ain't lookin' we'll hang that rooster on the wall." CHORUS


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