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Well I been fishin all day long
But my pole, man, don’t get no touch
I been sittin in the sun
Been swappin flies, yes, and chewin gum
Well there’s just babies up in this pond
And this poor pond is much too small
Well my sinker, it keeps on sinkin
And my thoughts lord yes they start to thinkin

2nd Verse:

There’s just minnows, bottom feeders
Pan fish, lord there ain’t no keepers
I been workin this water deeply
But lately lord I can’t believe it
I’m gonna grab my cooler and my tackle
I’m gonna grab my things, I’m gonna pack up
I’m gonna walk off yes this lonely dock
I’m gonna find me a bigger pond


Hey, step back, I got a bass attack

3rd Verse:

One day I fell head over heels
A catch so big, had to swim for my reel
I caught on up, it was a beauty
It got away, and now I got no – booty!
Well ain’t that the way, come on home tellin these tall tales
Crack a beer, remember clearly
How she fought and left me with no feelin
I been fishin and fishin, fishin but there just ain’t no
Fishin and fishin, fishin but there ain’t no


I been fishin a fishin a fish, fishin a fishin a fish, fishin a fishin a fish, fishin a fish


from Man vs. Bear, released April 1, 2012
written and performed by D. Bess
produced by D. Bess


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D. Bess Chicago, Illinois

D. Bess is a one-man-band who loops all his licks live: reggae/ska/blues-hop and roll. Using a cajon, percussion, guitar, bass and harmonizing his vocals, he builds and records layers of instrumentation to create the sound of a one-man-band.

He released his first album as D. Bess in April of 2012. The album, Man vs. Bear, features reggae legend and icon Toots Hibbert on the track "Oh Carolina".
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