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Fish And Whistle
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Fish And Whistle Chords And Lyrics By John Prine

Welcome to my Fish And Whistle chords and lyrics song page by John Prine where you'll find my partial acoustic guitar demo, purchase link for a full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download and some rhythm tips.

This song is about a tragic event that happened when John was an alter boy and one morning on the way to church, discovered that a local boy got hit from behind by a train while walking on the train tracks.

Fish And Whistle
Chords And Lyrics
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  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a simple root up down up and at the end of the verse and chorus play a double downstroke
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D and an A7

Fish And Whistle Lyrics

I been thinking lately about the people I meet
The carwash on the corner and the hole in the street
The way my ankles hurt with shoes on my feet
And I'm wondering If I'm gonna see tomorrow.

Father forgive us or what we must do
You forgive us - we'll forgive you
We'll forgive each other till we both turn blue
Then we'll whistle and go fishing in heaven

I was in the army but I never dug a trench
I used to bust my knuckles on a monkey wrench
Then I'd go to town and drink - And give the girls a pinch
But I don't think they ever even noticed me

Father forgive us or what we must do
You forgive us - we'll forgive you
We'll forgive each other till we both turn blue
Then we'll whistle and go fishing in heaven

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 - again

On my very first job I said thank you and please
They made me scrub a parking lot down on my knees
Then I got fired - for being scared of bees
And they only give me Fifty cents an hour

Father forgive us or what we must do
You forgive us - we'll forgive you
We'll forgive each other till we both turn blue
Then we'll whistle and go fishing in heaven

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 - again

Father forgive us or what we must do
You forgive us - we'll forgive you
We'll forgive each other till we both turn blue
Then we'll whistle and go fishing in heaven

Then we'll whistle and go fishing in heaven
Then we'll whistle and go fishing in heaven

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