Listen to Gone Fishin' song with lyrics from Bing Crosby

Gone Fishin'

Bing Crosby, Oscar Peterson23 May 2011

Gone Fishin' Lyrics


I'll tell you why I can't find you

Every time I go out to your place

You gone fishin'


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

Well I can prove it

You ain't got no ambition

Gone fishin' by a shady wady pool

Shangrila really la

I'm wishin' I could be that kind of fool

Shall 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'


Papa Bing

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 deals cookin'


I was probably tied up at the studio


You weren't tied up you dog

You was just plain old

Gone fishin'


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

Mmm 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 have 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 lotion

You just never seem to learn

Man you taught me


You ain't got no ambition


You're convincin' me

Gone fishin'


Got your hound dog by your side

That's old Cindy-Lou goin' with me

Gone fishin'


Fleas are bitin' at his hide

Get away from me boy you bother me

Folks won't find us now because

Mister Satch and Mister Cros

We gone fishin' instead of just a-wishin'



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