Are You Catchin’ Any Mate?

Are You Catchin’ Any Mate?   Brian Langley-words / Terry Bennetts-words and music

Each time that I go fishing, I rarely have to wait
Before somebody comes and asks, “Are you catchin’ any mate?”

I could be sitting on a jetty, or standing on the beach,
Or by some icy mountain stream That’s almost out of reach.
No matter where I’m fishing, it just seems to be my fate
That someone always comes and asks, “Are you catchin’ an mate?”

It could be in the afternoon, or in the dark of night;
Or just before the sun comes up, by dawn’s first early light.
Sometimes I’ve only just arrived, not yet put on my bait
When someone comes along and asks, “Are you catchin’ any mate?”

(Chorus) They don’t look in my bucket, they do not stop to see.
I think it’s just because I’m there that they keep on askin’ me
That annoying bloody question, it makes me so irate,
They sing out from ten yards away “are you catchin’ any mate?”

Well I guess I just get cranky, for there’s few that I can keep
Seems almost every fish I’ve caught is returned to the briney deep
But if I should catch a big one that tonight would fill my plate
Then I wouldn’t mind if you should ask, “are you catchin’ any mate?”

(Chorus) They don’t look in my bucket, they do not stop to see.
I think it’s just because I’m there that they keep on askin’ me
That annoying bloody question, it makes me so irate,
They sing out from ten yards away, “Are you catchin’ any mate?”

So folks, if you’re out walking, and you see me with my gear,
Instead of asking questions, just bring along some beer
We’ll sit and share a can or two, I think that would be great
Then I wouldn’t mind if you should ask, “are you catchin’ any mate?”

Yeah we’ll sit and share a can or two, I think that would be great
Then I wouldn’t mind if you should ask, “are you catchin’ any mate?”
“Are you catchin’ any mate?”

Are You Catchin’ Any Mate

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