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Something "fishy" is going on in this hilarious story song. When Dana casts her line and wishes for a bite, a hungry, enormous trout takes more than her bait and steals her lunch! Guess who has to go to the grocery store at the end...

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FISH TALE
By Dana Cohenour © 2016

I headed out to the lake one day
Got in my boat and paddled away
Took a picnic lunch and my favorite pole
To my lucky fishin’ hole

I baited my hook and cast my line
Dreamed of dinner but there was no sign
Of a nibble or a bite or the slightest crunch
So I put down my pole and got out my lunch

CHORUS 1:
I sang, “Here fishy, here little fish
Hey fish, please grant my wish
I’ll share with you a bit of my lunch
Come on over and have a munch
Here fish, here little fish
Please, fishy grant my wish!
Come on over and take a bite,
If you do, I’ll have dinner tonight!”

All of a sudden I heard a splash
And saw a shining shimmery flash
To my surprise, an enormous trout
Tugged at my pole and started to shout

CHORUS 2:
“Hey, over here! I’m a big fish
I’m a fish who can grant your wish
I could use a snack or two
Your box of crackers, that’ll do!”

In a blink of an eye, he jumped in the boat
And opened up his fishy throat
He grabbed my crackers with a giant bite and said
“Thanks to you, I won’t need dinner tonight!”

In a wet split second, he was out of sight
I sat there thinkin’, “Now that ain’t right!”
I reeled in my line, put down my pole
And paddled to my other fishin’ hole

The sun was hot, there was ‘nary a breeze
So I took a break and got out my cheese
I put a piece on my hook for bait
Cast my line, and started to wait

REPEAT CHORUS 1

Then, again I heard a splash!
And saw that shining shimmery flash
There he was, without a doubt
That very same enormous trout!

CHORUS 2:
“Hey, over here! I’m a big fish
I’m a fish who can grant your wish
I don’t offer guarantees,
But if you please, I’ll take that cheese!”

In a blink of an eye, he jumped in the boat
And opened up his fishy throat
He grabbed my cheese with a giant bite and said
“Thanks to you, I won’t need dinner tonight!”

Hey, fish! Don’t you know?
This is not how it’s supposed to go!
I paddled fast to the end of the lake
And got out my piece of chocolate cake

No fish is gonna steal my treat
I’d better go ahead and eat
But just as I began to bite
That trout gave me another fright!

CHORUS 2:
“Hey, over here! I’m a big fish
I’m a fish who can grant your wish
You asked me to come and take a bite
Well, it’s my pleasure! My delight!”

In a blink of an eye, he jumped in the boat
And opened up his fishy throat
He grabbed my cake with a sneaky smile and said
“Thanks to you, I won’t need dinner for awhile!”

Hey, fish! Now that’s not fair!
I paddled fast to get outta there
But I glanced to the right on the starboard side,
And there was that trout, stealing a ride!

CHORUS 1:
I sang, “Hey fishy, hey big fish
Hey fish, please grant my wish
Find another place to munch
‘Cuz you have eaten all my lunch!

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from Dana's Best Jump & Jam Tunes, track released April 15, 2017
Words and music by Dana Cohenour © 2016

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Dana’s music introduces children to a wide range of genres from jazz & country to pop & zydeco. Winner of 17 national awards and wide acclaim from both critics and kids, Dana's energy and enthusiasm are "contagious."

Dana’s newest release gets kids moving, grooving and laughing. Clever wordplay, catchy tunes & stellar musicians make this interactive collection a fun, high-energy musical party.
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