Little minnows in the river : kingfish in the deep blue sea
Lord I got a gang of women : trying to get a chance with me

You may think it's all right : but baby doll can't you see
Now you know doggone well : you are getting out of place with me

I will play kingfish : if you act just like the minnows do

In case old Tampa Red should flutter : don't you be ashamed to shoo

Now I'm a kingfish papa : and I know what kind of bait to choose
That's why so many women : crying those kingfish blues