Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gone Fishin' Instead Of Just A Wishin'

Friday night Aaron made the two and one half hour drive from his house to mine.  He was starting on an adventure.  A fishing adventure.  He was coming to town to meet up with his grandpa.  They had a date at the catfish hole early on Saturday morning.  A date to spend some time together, alone time, grandpa and grandson time together.  A time to talk.  To talk about life, to catch up on the everyday happenings of each other.  To make those special memories that last forever.  For me, I had to sneak in for a few minutes.  I had to walk around the pond and sit on the dock.  Sit and quietly watch for just a few minutes.  Quietly observe my father and my son.  Take in their relationship, smile at their smiles.  Listen to their laughter as the reeled in their big catches.  I needed to capture those moments with the camera.  These photos tell the rest of the story......














Gone Fishin' by Louie Armstrong and Bing Crosby......here are the lyrics to the song.......

CROSBY (Spoken):ARMSTRONG (Spoken): Papa bing
I'll tell you why I can't find you
Every time I go out to your place.....
CROSBY: You gone fishin' (ARMSTRONG: Well how you know?)
Well there's a sign upon your door (Uh-huh)
Gone fishin' (I'm real gone man)
You ain't workin' anymore (Could be)
There's your hoe out in the sun
Where you left a row half done
You claim that hoein' ain't no fun (But I can prove it)
You ain't got no ambition
Gone fishin' by a shady-wady pool (Shangri-la, really la)
I'm wishin' I could be that kind of fool (Should I twist your arm?)
I'd say no more work for mine (Welcome to the club)
On my door I'd hang a sign
Gone fishin' instead of just a-wishin'
CROSBY (Spoken): Yeah, Louis

ARMSTRONG:
I stopped by your place a time or two lately

And you aren't home either

CROSBY

Well, I'm a busy man, Louis

I got a lotta big deals cookin'

I was probably tied up at the studio
ARMSTRONG

You weren't tied up, you dog

You was just plain old.....
ARMSTRONG: Gone fishin' (CROSBY: Bah-boo-bah-boo-bah-boo-bah-boo-bah)

There's a sign upon your door (Pops, don't blab it around, will you)

Gone fishin' (Keep it shady, I got me a big one staked out)

Oohhh, you ain't workin' anymore (I don't have to work, I got me a piece of Gary)

Cows need milkin' in the barn (I got the twins on that detail, they each take a side)
But you just don't give a darn (Give 'em four bits a cow and hand lotion)
You just never seem to learn (Man, you taught me)
You ain't got no ambition (You're convincin' me)
Gone fishin' (Bah-boo-dah-do-dah-do-dah-do)
Got your hound dog by your side (That's old Cindy-Lou goin' with me)
Gone fishin' (Mmm-hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm)
Fleas are bitin' at his hide (Get away from me boy, you're botherin' me)
CROSBY: Folks won't find us now because
BOTH: Mister Satch and Mister Cros
CROSBY: We gone fishin' instead of just a-wishin'
ARMSTRONG: Bah-boo-baby-bah-boo-bah-bay-mmm-boo-bay
BOTH: Oh yeah!

I found this song at www.outdoorlife.com where they have the compiled a list of the Best Fishing Songs Of All Time.  Click here to get to that list.

Note:  Yes, I know some of the words in this old song have a new meaning in today's world!  But go back in time, and enjoy it for what it was meant to be....back in the day!

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