written, arranged, produced by Miriam Allen
Miriam Allen - vocals, outboard motor difficulties
Sir Henry Westmoreland - tuba, trumpet
Jason DeCristofaro - vibes
I had a line in the water with a shrimp on my hook for bait. Well that shrimp he was scared, he was waiting on the end of his life.
(chorus) He was scared man, he was waiting on the end of his life, his life.
Well then a big fish come along and he ate that shrimp, he ate him up, he ate him up. And that hook it went through his great big lip and got stuck. (chorus)
Well I wrapped that line around my wrist to pull him up on board, but that fish he pulled me right on overboard. He pulled me deep down to the bottom of the ocean floor. And I was scared man, I was waiting on the end of my life, my life.
Well I was deep down on the bottom and what did I see? What did I see. It was a great big white shark staring at me. And I was scared, man I was waiting on the end of my life, my life. I was scared man I was waiting on the end of my life.