John the Fisherman (primus cover)

by Exe Sheppard

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I kinda feel like john the fisherman today so I finally sat my ass down and figured out the rhythms to finally get a scratch track of my take on the song.

Its a simple song about a kid named john who wanted to be a fisherman but couldn't because of (life?) only in after death his soul remains fishing for the community. One of Les's weird folklore stories?

I't down and talk about what the song means... but honestly I just wanted to see if it could be done. whatcha think?



"John The Fisherman"
When he was young you'd not find him doing well in school,
His mind would turn unto the waters.
Always the focus of adolescent ridicule,
He has no time for farmer's daughters.
Alienated from the clique society,
A lonely boy finds peace in fishing.
His mother says "John this is not the way life's supposed to be."
"Don't you see the life that you are missing?"
And he says...
When I grow up I want to be,
One of the harvesters of the sea.
I think before my days are done,
I want to be a fisherman.

Now years gone by we find man that rules the sea.
He sets out on a dark May morning .
To bring his catch back to this small community.
He doesn't see the danger dawning.
Four hours up, oh the ocean swelled and swelled,
The fog rolled in it started raining.
"The starboard bow." "Oh my God we're going down!"
The do not hear his frantic mayday.
And he says
When I grow up I want to be,
one of the harvesters of the sea.
I think before my days are done,
I want to be a fisherman.

Lyrics and song by: Les Claypool and Primus


released January 1, 2017
Song by: Les Claypool and Primus
Recording by: Exe Sheppard




Exe Sheppard Toronto, Ontario

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