Talking Fishing Blues
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I went down to the fishing hole And I set down with my fishing pole Somethin' grabb'd my hook and it got my bait And jerked me out in the middle of the lake Some jump I got sunk, baptized on credit Fishin' down on th' muddy bank Felt a pull an' give a big yank I holed out three old rubber boots A Ford radiator an' a Chevrolet coop I handed it in For National Defence Settin' in a boat with a bucket of beer Hadn't caught nuthin' but didn't much care I guess I was pretty well satisfied Had my little lady right by my side Takin' it easy, yeah still waitin' Worm been gone off-a that hook for a couple of hours You go fishin', tell y' what to do Go set down by the grassy dew Take a piece of string, tie it on yo' pole And throw it way out in th' middle of th' hole Find you a good shady tree and then just set down Go to sleep, forget all about it Jumped in the river and went down deep There was a hundred pound cat-fish lying there asleep I jumped on his back and rode him all aroun' Saddled him up and I came into town People came runnin', lookin', dogs a-barkin' Kids a-squallin' Stagnate water's a stinkin' thing Slick on top and all turned green When the water goes bad, the fish all run Sit all day and not catch a-one Mud wallopers, jewgars A few little suckers I waded out to a sandy bar And I caught myself a big alligator gar Brung him home across my back Tail was dragging a mile and a half Flippin' and floppin' Sold him for a quarter Shot craps, got in jail Early one mornin', I took me a notion To go out a-fishin' in the middle of the ocean Throwed out my line, I caught me a shark I didn't get him home 'til way past dark He's man-eater, tough customer Just wasn't quite tough enough Last last night I had me a dream I was out fishin' in a whiskey stream Baited my hook with apple-jack Threw out a drink, drug a gallon back Done pretty good till the creek run dry I give the fish back to the finance company
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