• Sheena

The candlelight fisherman


The wind blew so hard one night it rocked our loft. I blew on my grand daughter's cheek, then behind her ear, on her toes and tummy till she was in fits of giggles. The Candlelight Fisherman is an old sea song – there's a You Tube performance below. It makes a great little 'ticklepuff' rhyme for a windy day or a gentle rocking lullaby for night time.

How to play: rock baby to and fro in the first two lines, pop your thumb up and blow it down again with a big puff that catches baby as well.

Now my dad was a fisherman bold And he lived till he grew old, For he'd open the pane and pop out the flame, Just to see how the wind do blow.

And when the wind blows from the east,

Then the fishing is the least,

So he'd open the pane and pop out the flame,

Just to see how the wind do blow.

And when the wind blows from the west,

Then the fishing is the best,

So he'd open the pane and pop out the flame,

Just to see how the wind do blow.

Traditional, with additional verses © 2015 Playsongs Publications

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