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If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle) tabs, videos
#318: YouTube video by upyerkilt123
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

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I wish I was home again, at home in my heart again,
It's been a long time since my heart talked to me;
Wastin' my precious days, wishin' my life away,
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets in the sea.

And I wish I was young again, my song still to be sung again,
The sweet tunes of my life have gone sour and off-key;
Writin' my tired old rhymes, tryin' to turn back time,
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets in the sea.

If wishes were fishes, I know where I'd be,
Casting my net in the dark rolling sea;
And if my net's empty when it comes back to shore,
I'll throw it away and go fishing no more.

I wish I could care again, reach out and share again,
Mend what's been broken and let it run free;
The older I get it seems, more wishin' takes the place of dreams,
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets in the sea.

If wishes were fishes, I know where I'd be,
Casting my net in the dark rolling sea;
And if my net's empty when it comes back to shore,
I'll throw it away and go fishing no more.

But I wish I was home again, at home in my heart again,
It's been a long time since my heart talked to me;
Wastin' my precious days, wishin' my life away,
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets in the sea.

####.... Eric Bogle ....####
Copyright Notice: Both Eric and his publisher would like you to have access to the lyrics of his songs for your own enjoyment but, should you wish to reproduce copies for any purpose, you should first seek permission from the publisher at the following address: Larrikin Music Pty Limited, 4/30-32 Carrington Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000.

The lyrics above are from a live performance at Stonyfell Winery, Adelaide, Australia (Eric Bogle: Live At Stonyfell Winery, trk#9, 2009 DVD, Greentrax Recordings Ltd, Cockenzie, East Lothian, Scotland, UK). This is Eric Bogle's first and (according to him) last DVD, and includes additional interview material.


See more songs by Eric Bogle.

The video above features an excellent solo guitar performance by Ken from Balloch, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK.

The video below features a variant by Spirit Of Newfoundland (Even Seagulls Dream, trk#5, 2001, Spirit of Newfoundland Productions, St John's, NL, produced by Anne Devine, engineered and recorded by Sandy Morris, Cool Blue Studios).


#1286: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

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All tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent their interpretation of the tune. We are unable to verify their accuracy.

I [E] wish I was home again, [A] at home in my heart again,
It's [E] been a long time since my heart talked to [B]me; [E]
Wastin' my precious days, [A] wishin' my life away,
If [E] wishes were fishes, we'd all cast [B] nets in the [E] sea.

Chorus:
If [A] wishes were [B] fishes, I [E] know where I'd [A] be, [D]
Casting my net in the dark rolling [B] sea;
And [A] if my net's [B] empty when it [E] comes back to [A] shore,
I'll [E] throw it away and go fishing no [B] more.


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