This song was written on a lazy summer day in July 1990, sitting by a pond in Mississippi while my wife-to-be was fishing. I had just started taking my first guitar lessons after 12 years of playing, from a wonderful guitar player named Martin Simpson. I went to him saying I was in a rut and wanted to learn to fingerpick. He not only taught me to fingerpick but really knocked me out of my ruts by also introducing me to many alternate tunings. This is one of the first songs I wrote that was inspired by those lessons. The guitar is tuned DADGAC (low to high) and capoed at the fourth fret.
I break this out at open mics sometimes, and it always goes over really well. I don't usually capo it up since it's easier to sing four frets lower.
The only recording I've made is this one from the 1991 album 'navigating'.
Thanks for listening!
catch a sunny day by the side of the pond you're fishing while I'm looking on and playing this hokey song you're gonna catch one bigger than the one that got away everything's so mellow on this lazy summer day chase a cricket through the grass we'll see if you can't get that bass then we'll fry him up for supper watching dragonflies buzz around and listening to the sounds of bugs and birds in the trees baby I'm agonna marry you because I love you through and through it all I'll always be true a sunny day by the side of the pond you're fishing while I'm looking on and playing this hokey song Thursday 5 July 1990 DADGAC capo IV ©1990 Andy Wyatt