John Prine — 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
I'm wondering if I'm gonna see tomorrow
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Father forgive us for what we must do
You forgive us and we'll forgive you
We'll forgive each other 'til we both turn blue
And we'll whistle and go fishing in the heavens

I was in the army but I never dug a trench
I used to bust my nuckles on a monkey wrench
I'd go to town and drink and give the girls a pinch
I don't think they ever even noticed me
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Fish and whistle, whistle and fish
Eat everything that they put on your dish
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
chorus
Fish and whistle, whistle and fish
Eat everything that they put on your dish
When we get through we'll make a big wish
That we never have to do this again, again? Again??
Chorus
We'll whistle and go fishing in the heavens
We'll whistle and go fishing in the heavens
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