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Fishing Blues

This song is by Henry Thomas and appears on the compilation Anthology of American Folk Music (1952).

Went up on the hill 'bout twelve o'clock
Reached right back and got me a pole
Went to the hardware and got me a hook
Attached that line right on that hook
Says you've been fishing all the time
I'm a-goin' fishing too

I bet your life, your loving wife
Catch more fish than you
Any fish bite, got good bait
Here's a little something I would like to relate
Any fish bite, got good bait
I'm a-goin' a-fishin'
Yes, I'm a-goin' a-fishin'
I'm a-goin' a-fishin' too

Looked down the river about one o'clock
Spied this catfish swimming around
I got so hungry, didn't know what to do
I'm gonna get me a catfish too
Yes, you've been fishing all the time
I'm a-goin' a-fishing too

I bet your life, your loving wife
Catch more fish than you
Any fish bite, got good bait
Here's a little something I would like to relate
Any fish bite, you've got good bait
I'm a-goin' a-fishin'
Yes, I'm goin' a-fishin'
I'm a-goin' a-fishing too

Put on a skillet, never mind your lead
Mama gonna cook 'em with the shortenin' bread
Say you been fishing all the time
I'm a-goin' a-fishing too

I bet your life, your loving wife
Catch more fish than you
Any fish bite, got good bait
Here's a little something I would like to relate
Any fish bite, you've got good bait
I'm a-goin' a-fishin'
Yes, I'm goin' a-fishin'
I'm a-goin' a-fishing too

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