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fisherman
Winslow Homer – The Fog Warning (1885)

The fisherman went to the sea, he did,
to the sea he did, did he,
to catch a fish, a tasty fish,
tra lo, tra la, tra lee.

He would not wait, he cast his bait,
he did, he did, did he,
with a fervent wish, to catch a fish,
tra lo, tra la, tra lee.

He had no doubt, no eel or trout,
could resist his bait you see,
so he sang a song, as he fished along,
tra lo, tra la, tra lee.

He felt a tug on the end of the line,
he did, he did, did he,
but when he pulled it back to shore,
there was no fish to see, to see,
there was no fish to see.

A fish rose up from the water,
he did, he did, did he,
and said, “You silly snook,
in all your haste you forgot a hook,
but thanks for feeding me, tra lee,
yes, thanks for feeding me.”

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