(Nick Kenny / Charles Kenny)
Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong - 1951
Also recorded by:
Pat Boone; Gene Autry; Manhattan Transfer:
Arthur Godfrey with The Cherry Sisters.
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'
ARMSTRONG (Spoken): Papa bing
CROSBY (Spoken): Yeah, Louis
I stopped by your place a time or two lately
And you aren't home either
Well, I'm a busy man, Louis
I got a lotta big deals cookin'
I was probably tied up at the studio
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
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'
CROSBY: Folks won't find us now because
BOTH: Mister Satch and Mister Cros
CROSBY: We gone fishin' instead of just a-wishin'
BOTH: Oh yeah!
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - January 2005)