This is a rough, piano-only version. We’ll probably record it during church in July, 2008.
Pastor Stella approached me about an idea for a song. She had heard a story by a Rabbi about a couple guys that followed Moses out of Egypt. They were so self-centered that they didn’t even see Moses perform any of the miracles. They were busy looking down, and only saw a bunch of fish laying on the ground. I was immediately taken with the idea, and wrote this within the next day.
Partridge family feel with a boogey-woogey chorus. Mixolydian mode.
Fish on the Ground
Copyright(c) 2008 by Ron Lisle
G C Gmaj7 C repeat as long as desired.
They didn’t notice the miracles, ’cause they were
too busy looking down.
They didn’t see Moses parting the sea, and walls of
We all know the story, how Moses parted the sea.
They walked across to freedom leaving behind the enemy.
Pharoah’s army tried to follow, only to drown in misery.
When the road that they’d been on, turned back into sea.
Spoken. Loop on intro softly.
Ham it up! Maybe put on fake beards, Yamikas, those orthodix Jewish curly things, etc. Try to speak in a Yiddish accent, etc. Have fun with this, and feel free to ad lib.
Abe: “Hey Zeke”.
Zeke: “Yea, Abe.”
Abe: “Have you noticed how muddy everything is around here?”
Zeke: “You bet I did. I lost a sandal about a mile back in the muck.”
Abe: “And have you seen all the fish lying around?”
Zeke: “Yes, and they’re really grossing me out. The sun is starting to make them really stink.”
Abe: “Oh, you’ve noticed that too. (Turn away, whisper to congregation: I thought it was him)”
Zeke: “Abe, what do you suppose prompted Moses to pick this lousy road?”
Abe: “God only knows, Zeke, God only knows.”
Once done, bass line walk down from G to C to go into the chorus.