Gone Fishin’

I couldn’t resist making this post. This title refers to a great classic song by two of America’s most iconic musicians, singers, performers, celebrities: Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. I never even heard it until MyFlies.com owner, Sharon Butterfield, sent me a link to this site:  http://upchucky.org/JukeCity/1951/OldJukes/player.htm

She knows I love music, and music trivia. I was just listening (again) to the year 1951 where this song is included. This song – the lyrics – apply to fishin’, and the excellent, very entertaining performance by Bing and Louis is a humorous banter as they tease each other about which one of them is the most lax, lazy, and irresponsible, leaving their work and chores and is not around and can’t be found, but instead, have- Gone Fishin.’

It’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

Here is a link to a collection of photos and the song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdxYS_zVByg

Here is another version featuring more old black and white and a few color photos, the audio version is also not remastered, and it really sounds like you’re listening to a worn old vinyl LP album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA3P0oVDB0Y

Enjoy!

Edit, June 27th: I just happened to think, this song would have made a great addition to the script of the movie, Grumpier Old Men, with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon, good movie, and God rest their souls.

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