MUSIC VIDEO: Ain’t Gon’ Fishin’ (In The Mornin’)

Hey friends, check this out! I put together this song about fishing cats for a local songwriting contest that runs all summer .. this is my Week 1 submission … hope you like it, I’m real excited about writing some fun songs that tell a good catfishin’ story!

Ain’t Gon’ Fishin’ (In The Mornin’)

Ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the morn’n
Ain’t gone down no fishin’ hole
Ain’t gonna line no fishin’ pole
I ain’t goin fishin in the mornin, po’ boy

No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t fishin’ when the mornin’ comes
Gon’ let that river roll right on
And I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy

Lord I ain’t gonna lug my tackle in the morning, po’ boy
No I ain’t gonna lug my tacklebox in the morning, po’ boy
Ain’t gonna lug my fishin’ hook,
Just gonna look at my Holy Book,
And I ain’t gone a fishin’ in the mornin’, po boy

‘Cus if I go fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
Said if I go fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
Said if I go, I’ll go astray
Waste away another day,
That’s if I was to go fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
And I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, no boy

My father was a fisherman by trade, po’ boy
My father’s father was a fisherman by trade, po’ boy
His father’s father was a fisherman
And God willing I will fish again
But I ain’t goin’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy

That black muddy river so deep and wide, po’ boy
That black muddy river so deep and wide, po’ boy
Black muddy river so deep and wide
Ain’t gonna go down by her side
And I ain’t goin’ fishin’ in the mornin’. po’ boy

They say down low lay a Monster Cat, po’ boy
They say down low lays a Monster Cat, po’ boy
They say down low lays the Monster Cat
He lays so low ’cause he so darn fat
They say down low lay a Monster Cat, po’ boy

That first rose of summer pricked my finger, po’ boy
That cold sunrise warmed my bones, po’ boy
First rose of summer on a cold sunrise
That King Catfish got blood stained eyes
And I ain’t goin’ fishin’ in the mornin’, no boy

I been fishin’ since I was a tadpole, po’ boy
Fishin’ since I was a tadpole baby, po’ boy
Nurse said to Mama on the day I was born,
“Mama your baby got a hook and worm!”
I been fishin’ since I was a little bitty tadpole baby, po’ boy

I been fishin’ every day for my whole life, po’ boy
Said I been fishin’ every day for my whole life, po’ boy
Fishin’ every day, fishin’s my life,
Lord don’t believe me you can ask my wife,
I been fishin’ every day for my whole life, po’ boy

But I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t goin’ fishin’ in the morn’, po’ boy
Ain’t goin’ down no fishin’ hole,
Ain’t gonna line my fishin’ pole,
I ain’t goin’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy

They say that Monster Cat got a hole of his own, po’ boy
They say that Monster Cat got a hole of his own, po’ boy
He got a great big hole down a hollow log
Only way to get there’s by way of Frog,
They say that Monster Cat got a great big hole o’ his own, po’ boy

They say he been down there four thousand years, po’ boy
They say he been down there four thousand years, po’ boy
I don’t know if they’s truth in lyin’
But all I know that’s a mighty long time
They say he been down there four thousand years, po’ boy

Up the river, there’s some land, up around the bend, po’ boy
Up the river, there is a land, up around the bend, po’ boy
Up the river, there is a land,
T’was not made by no man’s hand,
Up the river, there is a land, up around the bend, po’ boy

They say the pathway to get there is through crashing rocks, po’ boy
They say the pathway to get there is through crashing rocks, po’ boy
Now I never saw no crashing rocks
But I’ve only been in past my socks
But they say that the pathway is through crashing rocks, po’ boy

I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
Ain’t gone down no fishin’ hole
Ain’t gone lyin’ no fishin’ pole
No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy

I’ve seen plenty in my lifetime of fishin’, po’ boy
Yes I’ve seen plenty in my lifetime full of fishin’, po’ boy
I’ve seen ’em come, I’ve seen ’em go,
I’ve seen enough, if I say so
Yeah I’ve seen so much in my time fishin’, po’ boy

I’ve seen trouble, sorrow, I’ve seen pain
Yeah I’ve seen trouble, sorrow, I’ve seen pain
But I’ve seen joy, through all the rain
And if I had it all, I’d do it again
I’ve seen trouble, sorrow, and I’ve seen pain, po’ boy

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all this fishin’, po’ boy
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all this fishin’, po’ boy
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned
It’s when to know it’s the fish’s turn
And that’s just one thing that I’ve learned from all this fishin’, po’ boy

I catch more catfish than catch you can, po’ boy
I catch more catfishes than catch can, po’ boy
Catfish po’ boy layin’ on a shelf,
If you want anymore you can sing it yourself,
‘Cus I catch more catfish than catch fish can, po’ boy

And I ain’t goin’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the morn’n, po’ boy
Ain’t gone down no fishin’ hole,
Ain’t gonna line no fishin’ pole
I ain’t goin fishin in the mornin, po’ boy

No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy
No I ain’t fishin’ when the mornin’ comes,
Gon’ let that river roll right on
And I ain’t gon’ fishin’ in the mornin’, po’ boy

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