7 pages | PDF | 1.6 MBFish and Whistle is a folk rock song composed and written by John Prine. The song is set in the key of G major and E minor, and is composed of 83 measures. The song tells the story of a young man who spends his days fishing and whistling away the time, reflecting on the happiness and sadness that life can bring. Its melody is playful, yet melancholic, with a hint of longing and a heavy dose of nostalgia. The lyrics and honest storytelling evoke memories of simpler times gone by. Fish and Whistle is a bittersweet track that captures the complexities of life and love.