Sunday 17th 2017f December 2017
updated: 10-Jun-2003



The Day We Caught The Big Fish

They called me `Skipper'
And I sailed on the sea
Home was the rolling waves
And the beer and the company
And we pulled the nets together
And we worked as a team
Until the day we caught the big fish
And were never seen again

And the clock kept ticking
And my supper went cold
On the day we caught the big fish
And my wife was widowed

We'd talk of the old days
That would never come back
When we needed those muscles
Just to haul in the catch
When the ropes were singing
And our skins grew brown
On the day we caught the big fish
It was all hands down
And the boats kept searching
There was no trace found
On the day we caught the big fish
It was all hands down

When I hit the water
I was still laughing at a joke
That was just done telling
When the monster awoke
And I thought of all the legends
As I heard the winches scream
Then I swam with the devil
In the deep blue sea

And the clock kept ticking
And my supper went cold
There were radio messages
That they couldn't decode
So the boats kept searching
But there was no trace found
On the day we caught the big fish
It was all hands down
© TV Smith

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