Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Fishin' In The Dark

Yesterday was the first day of summer, a timeless moment that makes you think of long lost guilty pleasures from your youth.  This song is one of those for me.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been around since those days of my youth.  In fact, it dates to the mid 1960s.  Along the way a lot of people have been in the band, most famously Jackson Browne and the Eagles' Bernie Leadon.  They've picked up a couple of Grammys. 

Theirs is an eclectic and hard to describe mix of country, bluegrass, folk, and pop that you either love or hate, or maybe both at the same time.  This hit #1 on the Country charts in 1987, and takes me back to a less complicated time of my life.

Fishin' In The Dark (Songwriters: Wendy Waldman, Jim Photoglo)
Lazy yellow moon comin' up tonite,
Shinin' thru the trees,
Crickets are singin' and lightning bugs
Are floatin on the breeze
Baby get ready.....

Across the field where the creek turns back by the ole stump road
I'm gonna take you to a special place that nobody knows
Baby get ready.....ooooooooooo

You and me going fishing in the dark,
Lying on our backs and counting the stars
Where the cool grass grows.
Down by the river in the full moon light,
We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
Just movin' slow...

Stayin' the whole night thru, feels so good to be with you...

Spring is almost over and the summer's come
And the days are gettin' long
Waited all winter for the time to be right, just to take you along
Baby get ready.....

And it don't matter if we sit forever and the fish don't bite
Jump in the river and cool ourselves from the heat of the night
Baby get ready.....ooooooooooo.

1 comment:

Ken said...

Their two-disc Will the Circle Be Unbroken release is really good.