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tr0psn4j
05-30-2009, 11:16 AM
So what are some fishing songs? I found a top 10 list online (http://newsok.com/top-10-fishing-songs/article/3272143/?tm=1216525539) and I have a few more to add as well.

Mainly, Brad Paisley has a song called I'm Still A Guy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZaQ7ajWwFPI) which include "With deep spray-on tans and creamy lotiony hands you can't grip a tackle box."

dbygawdcapn
05-30-2009, 11:39 AM
Da Fishing Trip - Da Yoopers
Ice Fishing 101 - Jello Biafra

That top ten list's pick of Five Pound Bass for #1 is a good one.

Johnny L.A.
05-30-2009, 11:46 AM
Technically this doesn't count, since whales aren't fish; but I recall from reading Moby Dick that many people held that they are.

Greenland Whale Fisheries (http://pogues.com/Releases/Lyrics/LPs/RedRoses/Greenland.html)

Superfluous Parentheses
05-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Primus has a couple of fishing songs, including Fish on, John the Fisherman and The Old Diamondback Sturgeon.

panache45
05-30-2009, 01:01 PM
"Big Fish, Little Fish," from Purlie.

RealityChuck
05-30-2009, 08:04 PM
Glad to see they included "Fishin' Blues." Great song.

Cisco
05-30-2009, 08:09 PM
Primus, Fish on.Yes, this is what I came to say. Best fishing song ever, hands down.

Ike Witt
05-30-2009, 08:12 PM
I'd say 'Sushi Girl' by The Tubes. Granted it isn't a song about fishing, but they did perform it on 'The Fishin' Musician' on SCTV.....

MovieMogul
05-30-2009, 08:15 PM
I know it never actually mentions fishing, but I always associate Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" as a fishing song--what else do you do on a dock all day? The "wasting time" and whistling seal the deal.

Robot Arm
05-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Black Bass (http://rhapsody.com/shonen-knife/lets-knife/black-bass/lyrics.html), by Shonen Knife. Sample lyrics:

Someone brought the Black Bass,
To this lake from far away,
Changing the biological,
Distribution of the lake.

Genius!

dbygawdcapn
05-30-2009, 08:41 PM
If you aren't too concerned with what they're fishing for, there's

Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello

Hello Again
05-30-2009, 08:49 PM
"Fishing in the Morning" by Dar Williams

PapSett
05-30-2009, 09:38 PM
Nitty Gritty Dort Band- Fishin' In the Dark. One of my all time favorite songs.

devilsknew
05-30-2009, 09:58 PM
Squeeze- Pulling Mussels from the Shell (http://youtube.com/watch?v=cuJ1AefhWzE&feature=related)

Perhaps, only technically a fishing song from the superficial. However, if you assume the lyrics (http://lyricsdownload.com/squeeze-pulling-mussels-from-the-shell-lyrics.html)-- it is meta-fisherman, especially if you are from Florida. Very Nautical. I assume he probably wrote this on a holiday in the South of France and the Med... maybe Spain?

Enginerd
05-30-2009, 10:19 PM
My choice would be Fisherman's Blues (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_VKouBHarIo) by the Waterboys.

And I can't believe they attributed Catfish John to Alison Krauss. Jerry Garcia (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n81doCdMzwE) and Old and in the Way were playing that when she was 2 years old (she was 7 when the one in the link was recorded).

AllShookDown
05-30-2009, 10:36 PM
Nitty Gritty Dort Band- Fishin' In the Dark. One of my all time favorite songs.

That's the one I thought of first. It's not my favorite and I never knew who the artist was but, over the years, I've noticed that all men in Wisconsin seem to know all the lyrics to this song. A very popular male sing-along in bars here.

My pick is a song I heard a local combo play called "Bob Away My Blues". I'm not sure who the original artist is.

I'm goin' down to the river, got a cane pole in my hand
I got some red worms in a Maxwell House coffee can
I'm gonna sit under a shade tree on a river bank where it's cool
I'm gonna close my eyes and dream, let the cork bob away my blues.

Horatio Hellpop
05-30-2009, 11:06 PM
"Boudreau Was a Nutcase" by the Austin Lounge Lizards. It kinda retells the Moby-Dick story in Cajun terms, with a lone fisherman and a giant catfish.

GESancMan
05-31-2009, 03:17 AM
Does this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=QfTvFzg_Ac8) count?

RedRosesForMe
05-31-2009, 04:08 AM
Damn you, Johnny L.A.!

N9IWP
05-31-2009, 07:50 AM
There at least of couple in the Guys on Ice musical: http://amazon.com/GUYS-ICE-Original-Cast-Recording/dp/B0006L5P1M

Brian

Stauderhorse
05-31-2009, 08:07 AM
Also by Brad Paisley, I'm Gonna Miss Her (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8O3Plt8DyMk).

Rhythmdvl
05-31-2009, 09:31 AM
Does this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=QfTvFzg_Ac8) count?

Ya gotta count these!

Wet Dream (http://youtube.com/watch?v=6l1GvDWtccI)

Fish Heads (http://youtube.com/watch?v=cTpUVAcvWfU&feature=related)

(YouTube Links)

blondebear
05-31-2009, 10:04 AM
More of an anti-fishing song--by Country Joe (and The Fish!): Save The Whales.

Johnny L.A.
05-31-2009, 10:10 AM
Damn you, Johnny L.A.!

Too late!

Baal Houtham
05-31-2009, 10:24 AM
Glad to see they included "Fishin' Blues." Great song.

Yepper. That's a five-star ditty.

The only addition I can come up with is Mr. Bass by the Descendents:
Mr. Bass lies waiting in his kelpy room
Waiting, til comes doom
He comes and then he goes
He sees Orca and then he knows
I can see Mr. Bass, he's on my wall
I can taste Mr. Bass, he's on my wall
I can smell Mr. Bass tomorrow

Not a great song, but a 1980s punk song about fishing.

madmonk28
05-31-2009, 10:41 AM
John Prine's "Fish and Whistle.

Fish and whistle, whistle and fish
Eat everything that they put on your dish
And when we get through we'll make a big wish
That we never have to do this again again

tr0psn4j
05-31-2009, 01:59 PM
Yepper. That's a five-star ditty.

The only addition I can come up with is Mr. Bass by the Descendents:
Mr. Bass lies waiting in his kelpy room
Waiting, til comes doom
He comes and then he goes
He sees Orca and then he knows
I can see Mr. Bass, he's on my wall
I can taste Mr. Bass, he's on my wall
I can smell Mr. Bass tomorrow

Not a great song, but a 1980s punk song about fishing.

Are the Descendents from Southern California? It seems like they're talking about Calico Bass rather than the Largemouth Bass that's spread across the nation.

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