Catfish Boogie - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Catfish Boogie

Tennessee Ernie Ford

( Tennessee Ernie Ford, Capitol 2602, 1953)

Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Woke up this morning about half past four
Who'd I see tiptoeing cross my floor
My everlovin' baby with a rod in her hand
Headin' for the creek called Catfish Land
She yelled at me and said, git up son
Come along with me and let's have some fun
I grabbed my bridges and a long cane pole
Headed for the red hot catfish hole
Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Catfish boogie, do it, baby with me

We arrived post haste on the bank of the creek
Don't make no noise, don't even speak
She threaded a worm right on that hook
And dropped it in the water in a shady nook
The bopper jumped when mister whiskers hit
My gal flipped and throed a fit
She pulled and tugged and yelled, what's wrong
I said, baby he's a big and that cat's real gone
Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Catfish boogie, do it, baby with me

We fished for a while, caught a great big mess
A long string of blue cap hapiness
She smiled at me and her eyes did roll
She said, set your pole and let's take a stroll
We walked along the creek, me and my miss
She gave me a hug and a great big kiss
She held me close and said, I love you
I said, I got all of this and fishin' too
Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Catfish boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie, boogie-woogie
Catfish boogie, do it, baby with me

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