Fish And Whistle

John Prine

G C G
C G D
G C G D G

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

Chorus:
 GCG
 Father forgive us for what we must do
 CGD
 You forgive us we'll forget you
 GC
 We'll forgive each other till we both turn blue
 GDG
Then we'll whistle and go fishing in Heaven

G C G
C G D
G C G D G

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

(Chorus:)

 D
 Fish and whistle, Whistle and fish
 G
 Eat every thing that they put on your dish
 CG
And when we get through we'll make a big wish
 A7D7
That we never have to do this again, Again?, Again???

 GCG
 On my very first job I said "thank you" and "please"
 CGD
They made me scrub a parking lot down on my knees
 GC
 Then I got fired for being scared of bees
 GDG
And they only give me fifty cents and hour

(Chorus:)

G C G
C G D
G C G D G

 D
 Fish and whistle, Whistle and fish
 G
 Eat every thing that they put on your dish
 CG
And when we get through we'll make a big wish
 A7D7
That we never have to do this again, Again?, Again???

(Chorus:)

Ending:
 GDG
 We'll whistle and go fishing in Heaven
 GDG
 We'll whistle and go fishing in Heaven
Repeat and fade:
G C G
C G D
G C G D G


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