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John A. Barry

The Lyrics

*mono: monofilament line; bonito: a type of fish; chum: bait; coho: a type of salmon; sea cow: dugong, an aquatic mammal; Rhône: red wine.
It's such a long line, not twine--sturdy mono*
Give it some play now, that's how--catch bonito*.

Bait: throw the chum* over the side.
Get some beers--we're kind of dried.

And if the line breaks, we'll make repairs today.
I know the smell's strong; hold on; block the airway.

Bait: throw the chum over the side.
Get more beers--we're kind of dried.

I reel as though I've hooked coho*,
Because my rod is drooping toward the sea.
My line's askew--it has trussed you,
Which means you can't get bait for me.

It is a strong line; you're tied up like a bow.
Don't try to break out; chill out; I'll let you go.

Wait until I get my bait knife--
I could use the jaws of life.

I'm peeling slow, but you yo-yo,
And you scream: "Get this line off me!"
And when I'm through, you fall into
The bucket of bait that's slimy.

You're covered with slime; it rimes; you crust and moan.
Have some filet now--sea cow*; pair it with Rhône.*

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alvin rhodes - December 21, 2004 - Report this comment
love the fishin' parodies...5s
Steve K. - December 21, 2004 - Report this comment
A reel-ly good one! BTW, I think bonito is a type of tuna.
John Barry - December 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, anglers.
MasonR - December 21, 2004 - Report this comment
You're a master at this ;-)

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