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Fishing With John (Bill Gallaher)
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Sometimes I grow weary of big city ways,
Tired of the rat race and each day's new craze;
Sometimes I find myself lost in the maze,
Not knowing what I can believe in.
But I just heard from John,
he says I should come soon,
Spend time on his troller
while the season's full bloom;
He says it's no picnic; there's no elbowroom,
But it's something that you can believe in.

I might stay forever or just for a while,
I might go an inch; I might go a mile;
If someone asks for me, tell them I've gone,
Away to the West Coast, fishing with John.

He says we'll run north till the last light of day,
And wait out the night in some rain spattered bay;
In the mist of the dawn we'll be well underway,
To the fishing grounds spoiling for salmon.
It's a sea gypsy's life that each season brings,
On a boat that's in tune
with the song the wind sings;
With her lines set for salmon,
her poles out like wings,
She glides like a bird on the water.

I might stay forever or just for a while,
I might go an inch; I might go a mile;
If someone asks for me, tell them I've gone,
Away to the West Coast, fishing with John.

For forty years John's made the sea his first home,
And all that it's served up he's faced on his own;
It's his way of life, he says, all that he's known,
He'll be fishing as long as there's salmon.
So I leave in the morning to make my way west,
How long there'll be salmon is anyone's guess;
And God only knows how much time John has left,
But he's asked me to come share it with him.

I might stay forever or just for a while,
I might go an inch; I might go a mile;
If someone asks for me, tell them I've gone,
Away to the West Coast, fishing with John.
If someone asks for me, tell them I've gone,
Away to the West Coast, fishing with John.

####.... Words by Bill Gallaher, music by Mike Jones ©1994. Performance rights administerd by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####

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