WHERE THE COHO FLASH SILVER

by Lloyd Arntzen

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           In Port Hardy one morning I cast off my line,
           The sea was all smooth and the weather just fine,
           And for Castle Rock I was headed away
           Where the coho flash silver all over the bay.

           It was just before dawn when I reached the fish ground,
           And I lowered my poles and I let my lines down,
           And I lit up my pipe and I waited and prayed
           To see the coho flash silver all over the bay,

           Well, the sun came up shining and so did the fish,
           All the bells were ringing, what more could I wish,
           And the gurdies were humming, I was making it pay
           Where the coho flash silver all over the bay.

           Well, they bit all that morning until well after two,
           They’re so hungry they’d strike at an old leather shoe,
           “This has got to be heaven,” to myself I did say
           Where the coho flash silver all over the bay.

           When I tied up that night they  asked,”How did you do?”
           And I showed them silver darlings, two hundred and two,
           They said,” You’re high liner, the best here today,
           Where the coho flash silver all over the bay,”

           Now there’s doctors and lawyers and bankers and more,
           There’s your big wheels and promoters with their big deals galore,
           But let me be a troller and king for a day
           Where the coho flash silver all over the bay.

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