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Asleep At The Wheel
"Saturday Night Fish Fry" lyrics

Saturday Night Fish Fry

Now if you've ever been down to New Orleans
Then you can understand just what I mean
Now, all through the week it's quiet as a mouse
But on Saturday night they go from house to house

You don't have to pay the usual admission
If you're a cook, a waiter or just a good musician
So if you happen to be just passing by
Stop in at the Saturday night fish fry

It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn
It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn

Now my buddy and me was on the main stem
Fooling around just me and him
We decided we could use a little something to eat
So we went to a house on Rampart Street

We knocked on the door and it opened up with ease
And a lush little miss said, "Come in, please"
Before we could even bat an eye
We were right in the middle of a big fish fry

It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn
It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn

Now the folks was having the time of their life
And Sam was jiving Jimmie's wife
And over in the corner was a beat up grand
Being played by a big fat piano man

Some of the chicks wore expensive frocks
And some of them had on bobbie socks
But everybody was nice and high
At this particular Saturday night fish fry

It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn
It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn

Now, my buddy and me, we felt right in
And we hollered "Let the joy begin"
Now we figured this was a good place to play
Cause the party was already on the way

Well, all of a sudden the lights they just went real low
And everybody headed straight for the front door
Man, I was so scared I didn't know where to go
I stood right there and then I fell on the floor

It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn
It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn

Now the women were screaming and jumping and yelling
The bottles was flying and the fish was smelling
And way up above all the noise they made
Somebody hollered, "Better get out of here, this is a raid"

I didn't know we was breaking the law
But somebody reached up and hit me on the jaw
They had us blocked off from the front to the back
And they was putting them in the wagon like potato sacks

It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn
It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn

I knew I could get away if I had a chance
But I was shaking like I had the St. Vitus dance
Now I tried to crawl under a bathtub
When the policeman said, "Where you going there, bub?"

Now they got us out of there like a house afire
Put us all in that Black Maria
Now, they might have missed a pitiful few
But they got poor me and my buddy too

It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn
It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn

Now we headed for jail in a dazed condition
They booked each one of us on suspicion
Now my chick came down and went for my bail
And finally got me out of that rotten jail

Now if you ever want to get a fist in your eye
Just, just mention a Saturday night fish fry
I don't care how many fish in the sea
But don't ever mention a fish to me

It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn
It was rocking
It was rocking
You never seen such scuffling
And shuffling till the break of dawn