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Songs About Dogs

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Gene 13 Feb 07 - 11:43 PM
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Subject: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:27 PM

Just watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show tonight and it makes me wonder about dog songs. Other than the one with the lyrics Me and you and a dog named Boo, and B-I-N-G-O can't think of other dog songs, but no doubt you guys can. Was ther ever one written about Balto for instance?
Nick


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:57 PM

Old Shep
Tear jerker of a song.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: akenaton
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:57 PM

Master McGrath....The greatest racing greyhound in Ireland and how he travelled to England to beat White Rose champion of England in the Waterloo Cup.

As far as I know the Master was no relation to a resident of Harlow who bears the same surname...A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:02 PM

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Arf Arf


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:04 PM

Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: number 6
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:07 PM

"A Good Dog is Lost" ... Ron Hynes

biLL


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:08 PM

LOL
Right on 6


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:09 PM

Don't we already have a thread about dog songs? I seem to recall posting some titles, such as Spike Jones's "Our Hour (The Puppy Love Song)" and the kids' song "I Wanna Be A Dog."

A Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter named Bill Imhoff (I think he's the one) has a hilarious song called "Dog At The Wheel," and a wonderful Portland musician and songwriter named Lon wrote and recorded a great one called "When Dogs Dream."

There's also:
Old Blue
Old Dog Tray
B-I-N-G-O
Stop Kicking My Dog Around
O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:09 PM

Had me a Dog and I called Him Blue. Wasen't anything that dog couldn't do.
Anyone know the title of this doggie spong?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:11 PM

I put "@dog" into the DT and Forum search box and got this long list of dog-related songs.

Plus there are the parodies, such as "I'm Looking Over My Dead Dog Rover."


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:12 PM

♪ You ain't nuthin' but a hound dog ♪


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM

"Me And You And A Dog Named Boo"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM

You walking down my street now. There are a lot of traditional songs which will certainly come to mind: Here are a couple for starters:
   Old Blue
   Every Time I Come To Town The Boys Keep kicking My Dog Around

And then there are a ton of songs that mention dogs:
   My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog, by Tom Paxton


And probably another ton of songs more recently written that are either about dogs, or have a dog as a central character in the story. I used to kid around that I could do a whole workshop on songs about dogs. Here are three that I've written and recorded. I'm sure other songwriters can add their own songs to the list.

Rosco..
Rough and Ready..
Taste Of Sin ..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM

Old Blue


Traditional, Arranged and Adapted by Roger McGuinn

Well I had an old dog and his name was Blue
Yes, I had an old dog and his name was Blue
Well I had an old dog and his name was Blue
Bet ya five dollars he's a good dog too

Old Blue chased a possum up a holler (hollow) limb
Blue chased a possum up a holler limb
Blue chased a possum up a holler limb
The possum growled, Blue whined at him

Bye bye Blue
You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog you

When old Blue died he died so hard
He shook the ground in my back yard
We lowered him down with a golden chain
And every link we called his name

Bye bye Blue You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog you

My old Blue he was a good old hound
You'd hear him hollering miles around
When I get to Heaven first thing I'll do
I'll grab my horn and call for Blue

Bye bye Blue
You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog you


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: mrdux
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:23 PM

another of Tom Paxton: "The King of My Backyard"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:34 PM

"He's A Tramp" (from Lady & The Tramp)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:39 PM

"Baby, Call Your Dog Off"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: open mike
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:54 PM

Bryan Bowers sings one that was by Tom Dundee
one line goes I called him Harry because that
is how every thing is now, (or something like that)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Bubba
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:56 PM

Gonna Buy Me a Dog, the Monkees


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:14 PM

"Old Yeller" from the 1955 Walt Disney movie by the same title.

                                           SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: moongoddess
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:25 PM

Does Salty Dog count?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:28 PM

Then there's the song with the lyric:

"How come the dog don't bark every time he come to our door?"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Mudlark
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:28 PM

Hound Dog, Bay at the Moon


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:30 PM

The Dogs They Really Miss You


Mad Dogs & Englishmen


Dogs At Midnight


From a Dogstance


Who Let The Dogs Out?


Old Blind Dogs


   The Dogs' Meeting
(About why dogs sniff each other's butts)

More dog songs

Then there's the parody of Wild Mountain Thyme, about a collie:

"Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go" - It's in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:32 PM

What's the bluegrass song that has the line, "Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no."?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:33 PM

I'm watching the show too. GOD I love dogs!

I also really love the Pedigree dogfood commercials this year-- some GREAT understanding of dogs, there. What a great ad campaign.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:48 PM

I remember where I heard that line. It was in Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," and it's kind of a song within a song (Fire On The Mountain?).

Here's a partial list of canine-related songs in the DT:
0.9201 - MY DOG'S BIGGER THAN YOUR DOG
0.8907 - HOW MUCH IS THAT HOUND DOG IN THE WINDOW
0.8792 - PRINCE HEATHEN
0.8792 - THE CANINE ENEURETIC
0.8788 - I'M LOOKING OVER MY DEAD DOG ROVER
0.8658 - DELLA AND THE DEALER
0.8658 - BOB, THE PEDIGREE SHEEPDOG
0.8656 - DEAD DOG SCRUMPY
0.8655 - OLD DOG TRAY
0.8511 - THREES REV. 1.1 (DOG AND PONY)
0.8511 - RANTING DOG
0.8511 - THE DOG IN THE CLOSET
0.8511 - DOG AND GUN
0.8511 - DIRTY OLD EGG-SUCKING DOG
0.8169 - ME AND LITTLE ANDY
0.8169 - DIDO, FIDO
0.8169 - BINGO
0.8164 - SALTY DOG BLUES
0.7967 - MR BOJANGLES
0.7967 - HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?
0.7967 - DOGS MEETING
0.7961 - WI' MY DOG AND GUN
0.7961 - LITTLE BROWN DOG
0.7742 - SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE
0.7742 - JOCK, SPEAK, AND SANDY
0.7742 - HOWLIN' AT THE MOON
0.9018 - HOUND DOG
0.7742 - HOUND DOG SONG
0.7742 - BAD LEROY BROWN
0.7742 - AUTUMN TO MAY
WHEN A DOG SMILES


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: number 6
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:53 PM

The Littlest Hobo (from the TV Canadian Series)

I find adventure everywhere,
And friends with whom I'd like to share.

This is my stop along the way.
Don't really know how long I'll stay.

Stop over. The world is my friend.
Stop over along the road without end.

Traveling around from town to town.
Sometimes I think I'll settle down.

But I know I'd hunger to be free.
Rovin' is the only life for me.

A-driftin'. The world is my friend.
I'm travelin' along the road without end.

biLL


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:03 PM

Here's the best I can do to recall the Pedigree ad that's made me cry every single time I've seen it. It was just on, again, and it ought to be a song. It's a short one, about 15 seconds, but it doesn't seem to go by fast.


All the camera shots are beautifully-shot closeups of expressive dogs' faces, one at a time, as they look up from their pens at a shelter with those intelligent, hopeful, wise eyes. Mutts, with that dignity so many of them have.

During the series of shots, the voiceover [a man speaking the dogs' thoughts]:

I know how to sit...., lie down...., and roll over.... .
I don't know what I'm doing here....
But I know that I am a Good Dog...,
And I just want to go home.

And then the Pedigree logo comes up and there's a brief reminder that with every purchase, they make a donation to support dog shelters.

That really ought to be a song.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:10 PM

Here's a link for Chicken In The Bread Tray {Auntie Will Your DOg Bite}

http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/master/chickeninthebread.html

I found a fragment of that song in Dorothy Scarborough's 1925 book "On The Trail Of Negro Folk Songs" . Scaborough introduces this fragment by writing "Of course every Southerner knows:
Chickens in de bread tray
Scratchin' out de dough.
Grannie,will your dog bite?"
No, Chile, no!
Grannie,will your dog bite?"
No, Chile, no!"

-snip-

I found a more complete version of this song in Thomas W. Talley's 1922 book "Negro Folk Songs" :

"Auntie, will your dog bite"-
"No, Chile, No!"
Chicken in de bread tray'
A makin'up dough.

"Auntie will your broom hit?"-
"Yes, Child" pop!
Chicken in de bread tray;
"Flop! Flop! Flop!"

"Auntie, will yo' oven bake?"-
"Yes, Jes fry!"-
"What's dat chicken good frer?"-
"Pie! Pie! Pie!"

"Auntie, is yo' pie good?"
"Good as you could 'spec'".
Chicken in de bread tray;
"Peck! Peck! Peck!"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: eastky
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:30 PM

Dont forget the Grandpa Jones classic " Ole Rattler"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Gene
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:43 PM

didnt see any mention of this oldie classic

Dad Gave My Dog Away


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Hawker
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:34 AM

When my other half was younger and used to race motorbikes (they always won!) the evening before the race we would all go to the pub and would end up singing. There was one chap who also used to race who sang a song the words for which escape me excepting the fist 2 lines:

I've got a dog and his name is Rover
And when he s!*ts he s!*ts all over.......

Dead dog cyder is another one

How about Burn's classic :Lassie with the lint white locks!

I'll get me coat!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:15 AM

I've got a dog and his name is Rover
And when he s!*ts he s!*ts all over.......


That's one of Ivor Biggun's (Doc Cox).


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:15 AM

The Belle of Barking Creek?

... I'll get me coat.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:25 AM

Echo Mountain, bluegrass song performed by James King. It's a retelling of the very old 'faithful hound wrongfully accused of killing the baby, is killed, then baby is found safe near dead wolf' story. Makes my husband tear up, the sook! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: kendall
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:32 AM

Queen of the rails...Utah Phillips

Old Rover............sung by Hank Snow

Old Gilbert........Slim Dusty


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:37 AM

How about these:

Wild Rover (aka Mad Dog)

Gypsy Rover (aka Stray Dog)

I'm A Rover (aka Talking Dog)

Rambling Rover (aka Escaped Dog)

:D


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:54 AM

Bernard Wrigleys 'Dixies Dog'.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:54 AM

And then there's "gallant Rover", from "Carrickfergus"

I, too, will get my plaid.








Damn it! It's lining the dog's basket.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 10:09 AM

"longdog"- Show of Hands.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:17 AM

How 'bout the Huckleberry Hound theme song?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:56 AM

There are plenty of hunting songs mentioning hounds - but maybe these would be frowned upon by the animal rights lobby.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:58 AM

Will ye go lassie go?????


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,bobbijo
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM

What about the Ken L Ration jingle from the 60s? Or the Monkees classic, Gonna Buy Me a Dog?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:31 PM

Most of Les Barker's songbooks have dogs in the title, and a few of the songs too:
Dachshunds with erections can't climb stair,
Spot of the Antarctic


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:32 PM

Bogs of Shanaheever


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:40 PM

Thirty Pound Dog.....I can only remember the chorus

"Champion, he was a dandy,
til Murphy, the dirty old sod
Came along with a black and tan terrier
and murdered me 30 pound dog"

(It's amazing what lurks in the dark recesses of memory....)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:41 PM

Walkin' The Dog   ----1960s Rolling Stones


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 02:47 PM

www.myspace.com/shotdogs

Sal


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 02:52 PM

I've reviewed what folks have posted above and it's fairly complete but you've sadly neglected the nautical dog songs:

"The Irish Rover" (and the poor dog was drowned...)

"The Dogger Bank" (Nothing to do with dogs)

"Sea Dog" (nothing to do with dogs)

"Bulldog Don't Bite Me" (Barrouallie Whalers)

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 03:40 PM

Good Dog, by the Incredible String Band - I adore that song!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 03:41 PM

And there's "Swing Your Tail" which appears to be a variant of "Bulldog Don't Bite Me," both being from the West Indies.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:06 PM

How 'bout "I'm On My Way To Canine Land"?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: kendall
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:22 PM

This one didn't take long to get silly


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:40 PM

Mine was quite serious...   www.myspace.com/shotdogs    we have a song on that site written by John Eyre. It's called 'Blood' good song... honest!

sal


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Billy
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:48 PM

Eric Bogle's "Little Gomez".


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Subject: Lyr Add: BESS (Steve Thomason)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:41 PM

"Bess" by Steve Thomason:


Chorus - A better friend no man could have
No truer heart, no keener eye,
A better friend no man could have,
As the sun sets in the western sky.

I've had her since I was a boy
Since first I came onto the farm,
Her company has brought me joy,
Her courage kept me safe from harm

She's been with me on all my walks,
By rushing stream and bracken glen,
And listened close to all my talks,
And never disagreed with them.

And as we walked by moorland stream,
We watched the wild hare running by,
Relived those walks in all our dreams,
As skylarks sang in summer skies.

But now she lies close by the hearth,
No hares to chase, no skylarks fly,
She takes that one last lonely path,
As the sunlight fades from western skies.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:53 PM

What about the one featuring all those dogs ?? Dido,Bendigo etc. ??


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:56 PM

GUEST of 1.47 P.M.

That's one of my all time favourites! It's around here somewhere... It's the sense of "My Melancholy Rabies" that appeals to me, I think.

Regards

p.s. The "other" Fields of Athenry , in the shortened version I use, is another good doggy song.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:59 PM

Champion he was a dandy!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: melodeonboy
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:40 PM

Move over, Rover, and let me in
Looks like I'm gonna be in your doghouse again
Move over, Rover, and let me in
You're my best friend

(Wynonie Harris)


Watch that dog (John Delafose and the Eunice Playboys)

Dog Hill (Boozoo Chavis)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:50 PM

Oh! Is there's another Zydeco fan in the house?!

"Watch That Dog" is one of my favorite Zydeco tunes!

Btw, if you can get YouTube, I've posted the link to another Boozoo Chavis video on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: melodeonboy
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 07:36 AM

Thanks, Azizi. Yes, it's one of my favourites as well.

(Pssst! If you like zydeco, have a look at my band's website):
www.jumbogumbo.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Sharon G
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:14 AM

There's a very funny song by Con O Drisceol (spelling?) about a poor dog coming to terms with the change in his life after being neutered...


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Hawker
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:22 AM

And I'm almost sure at a festival I once heard a sone called 'You can't bring that bllody dog in here?????
Perhaps I'd have 1 too many hairs of the dog!
Cheers, Lucy
Fox & Hounds weekend used to have an exemtion dog show - at which, of course, dogs were exempt!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:27 AM

What about the one featuring all those dogs ?? Dido,Bendigo etc. ??

Or the Kipper Family's "Dido, Fido":

Well one morning last autumn I was walking my dogs
When the Duke of Wellington we did meet.
Well Bonzo and Rover, they slobbered him all over,
While Dido nearly knocked him off his feet.
Well there was....
Dido, Fido, Bonzo and Rex
Rover and Lassie and Spot
There was Butch, there was Candy
There was Patch and there was Sandy
These were the dogs what I had got.

Well don't worry sir I said,
He won't hurt you that's just
His way of saying he like you a lot.
But he took my little dog, and he kicked him in the bog
And said that's my way of saying I do not.
There was.....

Now the next dog being old, he was a trifle deaf
He couldn't hear a single word I said.
And so when I told him sit, he made an awful mess.
When I cleaned it up I shot the bugger dead.
That still left....

Now the next dog being daft, and not all the ticket
He made straight away for the river.
And there he did jump in, but the bugger couldn't swim
That's the last we saw of him forever.
There was.....

They chased a rabbit o'er the plain,
but that chased 'em back again
Which put my poor old dogs in quite a stew.
Now it's just 12 months today
Since I heard the squire say
" I should have them all put down, if I was you."
There was.....


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: ranger1
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:58 AM

What about our very own KT's song "It's a Dog's Life"?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: saulgoldie
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:28 PM

Here is the song that open mike is refering to. Every time I have played it, everyone goes, "Aaaaawwwww." I am frankly surprised that it hasn't received more circulation. BTW, I obviously have it transcribed, and I would LOVE to have it included in the DT database. (I'll be in my office...)

        DOG

The whole thing started cause it looked like fun,
When other people had a dog,
I'm gonna get me one, I said,
Have a little friend around the place,
So I went to the pet store down the street, and lying in the middle of a canine heap,
Was a sleepy little puppy with a quiet sort of a face.

The next few weeks were certainly strange,
Between the barking and thinking up a name.
Old Blue he wasn't, and Spot didn't really apply.
So I settled for Hairy just because that's how he is, and that's how he was,
And that's how the house gets more and more as days go by.

For a time I was careful where I sat, the rug got funky, and he chewed up my hat.
And it still happens once in a while when he gets mad.
But it's been pretty even after all, I taught him what I know about playing ball,
And he's helped me get rid of a lot of stuff I used to have.

Some times friends drop by for a couple of beers,
And we all sit around take turns rubbin his ears and callin him,
And it's been that way ever since he was a pup.
He sleeps on the bed and when I turn over, he turns over,
And I turn over, and then he turns over, I turn over, and we get up.

As my life keeps moving through the different conditions,
The big changes come with the slightest decisions,
Your in for a surprise when you think you've got it figured, I've found.
Cause who ever thought I'd ever dote on a pet,
But looking back now, I always forget,
How I filled up the time before my dog was around.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: saulgoldie
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:36 PM

Of course I have the chords, too. Sounds real gut ona noutoharp.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:48 PM

...this one gets my vote for 'first-ever Rock'n'Roll song'...

MOVE IT ON OVER ~ Hank Williams

Came in last night about a half past ten
That woman of mine she wouldn't let me in
Move it on over (move it on over)
Move it on over (move it on over)
Move over little dog cause a big dog's movin in

She changed the lock on my front door
now my key, it don't fit no more
So get it on over (move it on over)
Scoot it on over (move it on over)
Move over skinny dog cause a fat dog's moving in

This dog house here is mighty small
But it's sure better than no house at all
So ease it on over (move it on over)
Drag it on over (move it on over)
Move over old dog cause a new dog's moving in

She told me not to play around
But I done let the deal go down
So pack it on over (move it on over)
Tote it on over (move it on over)
Move over nice dog cause a bad dog's moving in

She warned me once, she warned me twice
But I don't take no one's advice
So scratch it on over (move it on over)
Shake it on over (move it on over)
Move over short dog cause a tall dog's moving in

I'll crawl back to her on my knees
pretty soon i'll be scratching fleas
So slide it on over (move it on over)
Sneak it on over (move it on over)
Move over good dog cause a bad dog's moving in

Remember pup, before you start to whine
That side's yours and this side's mine
So shove it on over (move it on over)
Sweep it on over (move it on over)
Move over cold dog cause a hot dog's moving in


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Cragrat
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 02:03 PM

Jez Lowe's Aloyisius

Smith & Hagger's Black Shuk (I imagine that The Darkness' song of the same title features the same legendary hound but having not heard it, I can't say for sure).


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:13 PM

Don't see any songs about Lurchers, that famous Irish/Gypsy hunting dog, a favorite of poachers. Surely there must be a song to commemorate them.

One of our old friends in Bristol has a small pack of them.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:47 PM

A group called Colcannon has a real sad song about a dog in the mode of Grayfriar's Bobby calle "Silas".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:43 PM

G'day Charley Noble,

Back a day (or two ... by our local date!) you included in your (dubious) nautical sea song:

"The Dogger Bank" (Nothing to do with dogs)".

For what it's worth, the Dogger Bank is a spot (~) between England and Holland fished from a "dogger" - ": a two-masted bluff-bowed Dutch fishing boat, Middle English from Middle Dutch (Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary).

(But, of course, you knew that!)

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: The Walrus
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:32 AM

There's a 'dog' verse in "The Good Ship Venus"

"The ship's dog's name was Rover,
"Some Ba*d kicked him over...." etc.

W


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:40 AM

Don't see any songs about Lurchers, that famous Irish/Gypsy hunting dog, a favorite of poachers. Surely there must be a song to commemorate them.

There is: Longdog - mentioned earlier in this thread (written by Steve Knightley).


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 08:42 AM

Thanks, Scrumpy. I was certain there was at least one lurcher song.

I suppose I should also mention the chorus I composed for "Dead Dog Scrumpy":

Here's to dead dog cider,
The best there is by far;
Here's to dead dog cider,
No moaning at the bar;
You can search this wide world over,
Find many a beer or ale,
But when you're tried dead dog cider
Your search will be curtailed!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scoville
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 10:44 AM

Hound Dog, Bay at the Moon
Little Brown Dog (the nonsense one)

Granny, Will Your Dog Bite?
Old Blind Dog
Pretty Little Dog (aka Susannah Gal or Western Country)
Fox and Hounds (aka Pretty Little Dog, but not the same tune as above)

There are also dogs featured in;
Darling Little Joe
Play 'Rocky Top' ("brand-new blue tick pup")
Stagolee/Stackerlee/Stagger Lee (the narrator's bulldog)
'Fore-Day Creep (another bulldog)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 10:51 AM

Charley, there's no need to commemorate longdogs, as they still seem to be thriving - for example, see The Sussex Longdog Association.

Or you may find the Show of Hands' fan site www.longdogs.co.uk more to your taste :-)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 03:29 PM

THE DUAL (The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat)
(By Eugene Field)

The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t'other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I wasn't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went " Bow-wow-wow!"
And the calico cat replied "Me-ow!"
The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham and calico,
While the old Dutch clock in the chimney place
Up with it hands before its face,
For it always dreaded a family row!
(Now mind: I'm only telling you
What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)

The Chinese plate looked very blue,
And wailed,"Oh dear! What shall we do!"
But the gingham dog and the calico cat
Wallowed this way and tumbled that,
Employing every tooth and claw
In the awfullest way you ever saw-
And oh! how the gingham and calico flew!
(Don't fancy I exaggerate!
I got my news from the Chinese plate!)

Next morning where the two had sat
They found no trace of dog or cat;
And some folks think unto this day
That burglars stole the pair away!
But the truth about the cat and pup
Is this: they ate each other up!
Now what do you really think of that!
(The old Dutch clock, it told me so,
And that is how I came to know.)

Anyone got a tune for this poem?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 06:55 PM

I can also think of a couple of passing lines one from a song Bonnie Raitt sings " I had a little wiener dog, I loved that litle wiener dog and she loved me" I like that one cause we recently adopted a little wiener dog! We nammed her Matilda,she keeps my Chow/Lab Mix company... but I digress.

And one of my favorites from Great Big Sea "The Old Black Rum's Got A Hold On Me Like A Dog Wrapped Round My Leg."
Whack fall the day
Nick


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: HuwG
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:05 PM

Strangers in the night exchanging glances
Wond'ring in the night
What were the chances we'd be sharing love
Before the night was through.

Something in your eyes was so inviting,
Something in you smile was so exciting,
Something in my heart,
Told me I must have you.

...

Scooby Dooby Doo !
Be dooby dooby !
Scooby Dooby Doo !
Be dooby dooby !

...




Oh, dear

;-)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 08:22 PM

Bob Dyer has a great song about Jim. The Wonder Dog. It sounds like a tall tale, but is based on the life of a dog from Marshal, Missouri. Quite a story.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Kaleea
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 08:47 PM

one of my favorites is a Sesame Street song called "I'm A Hard Workin' Dog."

I'm a dog
I'm a workin' dog
I'm a hard workin' dog
Hard workin' dog

(spoken)

You know, it takes all kinds to make a world.
Some dogs are known as Russian wolfhounds.
Other dogs are known as German shepherds.
I even heard of a dog they call a French poodle.
I'm just an American cow dog.

(sung)

I'm a dog
I'm a workin' dog
I'm a hard workin' dog
Hard workin' dog

(spoken)

Now I never said I was a hog
And you can see I'm not a frog
I'm tryin' to tell ya, I'm a dog
I'm a cow dog

(sung)

I'm a dog
I'm a workin' dog
I'm a hard workin' dog
Hard workin' dog

(spoken)

Now some dogs can fetch a stick
Other dogs will shake your hand
I even heard of a dog that can roll over
All I know how to do
Is take a hundred cows and teach 'em some manners

(sung)

I'm a dog
I'm a workin' dog
I'm a hard workin' dog
Hard workin' dog

(spoken)

Now I'm not the top dog
I'm not much of a bird dog
I'm not the best watch dog
But I'm an awful good cow dog

(sung)

I'm a dog
I'm a workin' dog
I'm a hard workin' dog
Workin' like a dog-gone dog

(spoken) It's a dog's life, and I love it!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 11:21 AM

Hey, I've forgotten about all the holiday songs my brother and his friends have created for the annual Bark the Herald Angles Sing special event in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

"Dogs run Free!"

"Who Let the Dog Out?"

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 01:36 PM

John Williamson of Australia does "Just a Dog", "A Dog With No Hair", and a song "Dingo". And another called "Dingo Dog".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Big Ed
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 05:43 PM

There's also the parody, 'Dundee Doag(dog)' by Steve Inglis,anybody out there know the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: vlmagee
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 03:56 PM

Piddlin' Pete ... one of my favorites.

Mudcat Message, Piddling Pete

Lightfoot wrote a sweet song called An Old Friend, that was on the Warner Brothers Publishing Demos. You'll see bootleg CD-Rs of it, and if you are really nutty (like me), you'll have collected the actual record company vinyl. (We all have our weaknesses).

The song is actually very moving, one of the best on the demos.

--------------------------------------------------------------
An Old Friend, Gordon Lighfoot

Be still you good old friend, be still you faithful one
You dare not leave my sight

Be still you good old friend, be still and dream your dreams
Of days of youth and love

Be still you good old friend, remember that Christmas tree
Where our two hearts became as one

Recall the fields of hay, where you would romp and run
A small boy at your side

The years have quickly flown, a child I am no more
But I will love you always

Be still you good old friend, be still you faithful one
You dare not leave my sight


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs "BUDDY"
From: GUEST,Catherine
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 04:38 PM

If anyone is interested, I have a song that my mother sang to me back in the l950's. I still sing it today. The dog's name is "Buddy" and is very sad. Hope you like it.


Broken hearted and so sad,
golden curls all wet with tears,
twas a picture of sorrow to see.
standing close by the side
of his pal and only pride,
a little lad, these words he said to me.

He was such a lovely doggy,
and to me he was such fun,
but today as we played by the way.
A drunken man got mad at him
because he barked in joy,
he beat him, now he's dying here today.

Will you call the doctor please and
tell him, if he comes right now,
he may save my precious doggy,
because I prayed.
But when I lifted up his head,
his little pal was dead,
just a shiver, and he slowly passed away.

There's a tiny narrow grave,
where the willows softly play
and there on a shingle of pine,
Little Buddy, rest in Peace
God will watch you through the years,
cause I told him, in my prayers, that you were mine.

Cheers
Catherine


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Subject: RE: Dad Gave My Dog (Bruce) Away
From: Gene
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 12:31 AM

DAD GAVE MY DOG AWAY
Recorded by T. Texas Tyler

(SPOKEN)
My Dad gave me a brand new bike, a streamlined one of blue
And it had silver lines for trimming, and it had all the extras, too
I looked it over, but I knew it would never repay
For what my Daddy did to me, he gave my dog away.

I know dogs are a lot of work, if folks don't want them there
You know, you have to feed and water them
And house them, too, with lots of care
But it was fun for me, because we'd always romp and play.
But without asking me at all, Dad gave my dog away.

I hurried home from school last night and with the usual glee
I raced to Bruce's little house, but he didn't rush to me
And I asked Dad if he had seen Bruce, but Dad, he wouldn't say
And Mother, she told me afterwards, that Dad gave my dog away.

Now I know that a new bike costs a lot and it would please many boys
But I would gladly trade mine for small Bruce's playful noise
And though I thanked both Mom and Dad, and they thought me quite gay
I hurried to my room to cry, because Dad gave my dog away.

Dad says that boys outgrow such things as counting dogs as friends
He says that I'll have to learn that all childish hurts do mend
And so he bought the bike for me, it just stands there blue and grey
But it's just a reminder that he gave my dog away.

You know, when I'm grown and have a lad, who'll want a dog, instead
Of bikes and other costly things, I'll never turn my head
I'll think of all the grief I knew, when I came out to play
And those small paws pounced on my knees, Dad gave my dog away.

Please, dear God, send me another dog
Please God, because Dad, (tearfully) Dad gave my dog away.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs-Ol' Shorty
From: Gene
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 12:32 AM

another one. Ol' Shorty by Tex Ritter

not to be confused with Mr. Shorty by Marty Robbins


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: JennyO
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 08:16 AM

A friend of mine, Rhymin' Simon, sings this Henry Lawson poem as a song. The first time I heard him sing it was at a session round a campfire, and as he sang it, he patted an imaginary dog. It was one of those magic moments - lovely! And in case anyone goes looking for a tune - no, it's not the Chris Kempster one. I don't know where he got the tune. Must ask him.

DOWN THE RIVER - Henry Lawson

I've done with joys an' misery,
    An' why should I repine?
There's no one knows the past but me
    An' that ol' dog o' mine.
We camp an' walk an' camp an' walk,
    An' find it fairly good;
He can do anything but talk,
    An' he wouldn't if he could.

We sits an' thinks beside the fire,
    With all the stars a-shine,
An' no one knows our thoughts but me
    An' that there dog o' mine.
We has our Johnny-cake an' "scrag,"
    An' finds 'em fairly good;
He can do anything but talk,
    An' he wouldn't if he could.

He gets a 'possum now an' then,
    I cooks it on the fire;
He has his water, me my tea—
    What more could we desire?
He gets a rabbit when he likes,
    We finds it pretty good;
He can do anything but talk,
    An' he wouldn't if he could.

I has me smoke, he has his rest,
    When sunset's gettin' dim;
An' if I do get drunk at times,
    It's all the same to him.
So long's he's got me swag to mind,
    He thinks that times is good;
He can do anything but talk,
    An' he wouldn't if he could.

He gets his tucker from the cook,
    For cook is good to him,
An' when I sobers up a bit,
    He goes an' has a swim.
He likes the rivers where I fish,
    An' all the world is good;
He can do anything but talk,
    An' he wouldn't if he could.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 08:36 AM

Dogs by The Who (not sure if it's been mentioned - sorry if it has).

Also the Singing Dogs made a record.

And the old Music Hall song "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me A Bow-Wow" (written in 1892, first sung by Vesta Victoria).


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 09:02 AM

Martin Wyndham Reid sings that one by Henry Lawson and has recorded it. Lovely.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Shannon
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 10:10 PM

dogs and thunder - Weeping Tile (Sarah Harmer)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 10:30 PM

Doggone Country: Favorite Songs About Dogs

Catalog #: CMH-8506

Release Date: 8/1/2000

Details:
Sit! Stay! ... and listen to 15 irresistible songs dedicated to man's best friend. Country music and dogs have always gone hand in paw, and this eclectic array of material, spanning from the 1920s to today, explores our unique and special relationship with man's best friend. These beautiful vintage country and Bluegrass songs are filled with fun, humor and warmth and are skillfully performed by outstanding artists. These touching songs of dogs loved and lost can be appreciated by anyone who's ever had a furry friend. Doggone Country is so doggone cute, you and your dog pals will be howling with delight.

Songs:
1          Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
2          I Found My Best Friend In The Dog Pound
3          Dog
4          Hound Dog
5          Old Blue
6          Tennessee Hound Dog
7          Dad Gave My Dog Away
8          The Poodle Dog Song
9          Old Rattler
10          You Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around
11          Blind Boy's Dog
12          How Much Is That Doggie In THe Window
13          A Politician's Dog
14          Old Shep
15          Fox Chase


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: fisheye
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 05:53 AM

here's one I wrote for my old Ben. nov/03

They say it is for life
but who's life does it mean.
My old friend has left me
no more, no never to be seen.
Now some of you remember
the black shodow on the floor
the one you tripped over
as you wenttowards the door.

They give their love to you freely
asking very little in return
so when their time does come
it is you they look towards.
As the memories flash before you
it is you that must bare the pain
to release them, let them go
Release their soul again.

But they get so deep inside you
where that pain begings to talk
From that little bouncey puppy
to the old friend that can hardly walk
They look to you for guidance
even though they cannot walk
It is you that must thank you
when it's time for their last walk.

fisheye


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 08:39 AM

I recall Johnny Collins singing a song called 'Hunting Dogs' which lists the good points of various dogs , and finishes with Tha Springer as the best of all ! Lovely Song !


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 08:40 AM

And I can sneak a 100th too !!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 11:15 AM

Bill Crisp's wonderful - Red Rover - A hunting song that can bring a tear to the eye of pro and anti alike. A rare thing.

The Terrier Song is little known outside of the hunting fraternity.

(To the tune best known as Bellman)

Always remember your terriers
Protect them from wet and from cold
For he love of a Tyke for his master
Can never be measured in gold.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Songster Bob
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 12:31 PM

From Hank Snow, by way of U. Utah Phillips:

The Blind Boy's Dog

I gave my dog to Uncle Sam in 1943
He sailed across the sea
And died for Liberty.
Now that you are sending heroes home
I just don't understand
Why don't you send my dog home, Uncle Sam?

He'd sleep beneath Old Glory
Right here on Daddy's farm.
I'd be close by to keep him from all harm.
No one knows how much I miss him
And how lonesome now I am.
Why don't you send my dog home, Uncle Sam?

I gave my dog to Uncle Sam, he was so brave and smart;
We both knew from the start that we would have to part.
You wrote he died a hero, it was in the telegram,
Why don't you send my dog home, Uncle Sam?

It's true no more he'll lead me,
Like he did in days of yore.
He'll never be a blind boy's pal no more.
No one knows how much I miss him
And how lonesome now I am.
Why don't you send my dog home, Uncle Sam?


The untold point of this song is that the dogs trained to guard ammo dumps, etc., in combat zones were all destroyed, rather than attempting to retrain them, since the training was rudimentary, quick, and vicious, resulting in savage, barely-controllable dogs. That was most of the dogs, though a few who were trained as police patrol dogs, were kept, if needed. Of course, the other reason for not retraining and returning dogs to their former owners was simply financial. It was too expensive to do. The same was true of most of the horses in WWI, at least in some theaters of operation.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 03:20 AM

There's the Lou and Peter Berryman song "Dog of Time," which has always been one of my favorites.

Not sure if it qualifies, though; those are all metephorical dogs.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 01:56 PM

There are two versions of my great song Buster the Line Dancing Dawg available on my website on this page. The English one and teh American one.
http://www.bigalwhittle.co.uk/id19.html


I should be grateful, if you signed the guestbook, as its a new feature and I haven't got anybody in it yet

big al whittle


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: WyoWoman
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 04:33 PM

This is great. My band is going to do a fundraiser for (I think) the Humane Society in Kansas City soon and we've just been discussing what songs we might include. Now I get to be lazy and seem very smart at the same time. Thanks!

--WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 06:02 PM

Black Dog.

The Poacher and his little grey dog.

DAMN! someone beat me to Piddlin'Pete.

The proper name for the story about the dog,the baby and the wolf is Beth Gelert, and there is a cairn for the dog somewhere in Wales.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bubblyrat
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 06:46 PM

It"s at Bed Gelert !!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bubblyrat
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 06:48 PM

There"s an operetta about the Queen"s dogs. It"s called " Corgi & Bess " .


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 07:39 PM

I've always liked Tampa Red's "Let Me Play With Your Poodle".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bainbo
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 07:53 PM

I don't suppose anyone else remembers Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne, by Jim Stafford?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs (and cats)
From: vlmagee
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 08:15 PM

WyoWoman, surely you should include some songs about cats too? For ideas, check out Cindy Mangsen's CD Cat Tales. You can find information about it at her (and husband Steve Gillette's) web site at compassrosemusic.com. If you go to the store page, there is a link to song clips. Cindy's original, Rudy's Great Adventure, is a very funny song about the cat who got his head stuck in a garbage disposal and lived to bask in fame and glory (his owner's account was published in Reader's Digest). Of course, it's a long song with complicated lyrics, so I can imagine it will be a bit of work to learn it!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 09:11 PM

Just an aside prompted by Songster Bob's contribution.
The US government did not bring home dogs they used in the Vietnam war either. Saw a gut wrenching piece on Animal planet of a Soldier trying to at least get a memorial of sorts for those brave dogs.
Nick


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 06:35 AM

Don't forget "The Boxer" - Simon & Garfunkel

And what about these:

Cocker The North
The Spaniel Who Blighted My Life

... I'll get me coat.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 07:36 AM

A song about Balto is mentioned in the Forum


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 10:18 AM

Can someone supply lyrics for Longdog? I don't have the Show of Hands recording -- but I do have the dog!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: SharonA
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 12:23 PM

Guest Jim mentioned Lou and Peter Berryman's "The Dog of Time" but neglected to mention their song "Ralph to Rose", which is about Peter's dogs Rosie and Izzy. It includes clever choruses where Rose barks "Ralph! Ralph! Ralph!" sharply and Izzy barks "Ruth, Ruth, Ruth" laconically.

I saw Lou and Peter in concert last week, and they sang a brand-new dog song that has not yet been released on CD. It describes symptoms of the insecure dog. Unfortunately I don't remember the entire title; it's "Is Your Dog [insert word I forgot here]". I'm sure that if you email them, they'll tell you what it is. See www.louandpeter.com for contact info.

- - - - - - -

Then there's the old music-hall song "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow." The chorus includes the lyric "I have a little cat and I'm very fond of that, but I'd rather have a bow-wow-wow." Supposedly the lyrics contain a lot of sexual innuendo, but because of their intentional obfuscation (and the passage of many decades), the sexual references are not obvious to me.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Partridge
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 02:28 PM

Jude(lady Alflieda) sings a song about a dog that always makes me cry.
Its a stonker

Pat


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: WyoWoman
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 05:28 PM

Corgi and Bess??? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Actually, it's for a fundraiser for the Bark Park (off-leash park) sponsored by the Humane Society. So the cats will have to wait for a more general fundraiser.

--ww


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: SharonA
Date: 24 Feb 07 - 02:37 PM

WyoWoman: Groannnnnn! I guess Bess must be a Weimaraner in that opera ("Bess, you is my Weimar now...").


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Sharmagne
Date: 24 Feb 07 - 03:15 PM

Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer - PM
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:09 PM

Had me a Dog and I called Him Blue. Wasen't anything that dog couldn't do.
Anyone know the title of this doggie song?

OLD BLUE!!!


Had a dog and his name was Blue
Had a dog and his name was Blue
Had a dog and his name was Blue
Bet-cha five dolars he's a good dog too
Here, blue, you good dog, you

Shouldered my gun and tooted my horn
Gonna find a possum in the new ground corn
Old Blue barked and I went up to see
Cornered a possum up in a tree
Here, blue, you good dog, you

Old Blue died and he died so hard
Shook th ground in my backyard
Dug his grave with a silver spade
Lowered him down with links of chains
Here, Blue, you good dog, you


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: kytrad
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 06:15 PM

From being rocked in Mama's arms (about 1925...)

I had a little doggie
Used to sit and beg
Doggie tumbled down the stairs
And broke his little leg;
Now doggie I will nurse you
And try to make you well,
And you shall have a collar and
A pretty little bell.

And when your leg is better
So you can run and play
And have a scamper in the fields
To seem them making hay-
The pretty yellow chickiens
That play upon the grass,
You must not even wag your tail
Or scare them as you pass.

I want to go to Grandmamas,
You know you said I might-
I want to go so very bad,
I want to go tonight.
She lets me wash the dishes
And look in Grandpa's watch-
I wish I had three-four pennies
to buy some butterSCOTCH! (SCOTCH is hollered, accompanied with a
good hard hug)

Not much of a song, but I used to love it- even now I smile at the pictures it gives- and the dreamy wanderings as the child's mind shifts from one thing to another. So true to life.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: eddie1
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 06:57 PM

There was Matt McGinn's "McGinty's Greyhound".
Iain Mackintosh used to sing "Dead Puppies are No Fun!".

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,ib48
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 06:10 AM

Diamond dogs by Bowie was pretty good


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 07:51 AM

Dylan's "One Too Many Mornings" mentions dogs in the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 11:45 PM

BESS, Steve Thomason
BINGO (a.k.a. B-I-N-G-O)
BUNTS (THE NAUTICAL DOG), Tom Lewis
CAPPY'S THE DOG
DOGS AT MIDNIGHT, Tom Paxton
DON'T PET THE DOG, John Robert Hadley
FROM A DOG'S STANCE, Jay Mankita's parody of FROM A DISTANCE
HE'S A GOOD DOG, Fred Eaglesmith
HE'S MY DOG, David O'Connor
HOUND DOG, as sung by Big Mama Thornton
HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW
HOW MUCH IS THAT HOUND DOG IN THE WINDOW?, parody performed by Homer & Jethro
I SHOT YOUR DOG, Fred Eaglesmith
IF I WERE A DOG, Colm Gallagher
MASTER MCGRATH
ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO, Lobo
MY DOG (HOW COME MY DOG DON'T BARK?)
OLD BLUE, traditional (That thread has other versions.)
OLD BROWN DOG, Ralph McTell
OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE
OLD RATTLER as sung by Grandpa Jones
OLD ROVER
OLD SHEP
OUR HOUR (THE PUPPY LOVE SONG), performed by Spike Jones
RUMMY
SHANNON, Henry Gross
THE DOGS' PARTY/THE DOGS' MEETING - several versions are in that thread.
THE LITTLE DOG UNDER THE WAGON
THE MAN WHO SHOT ME DOG, Mick Quinn
THE MISSUS, HER MOTHER, THE BULLDOG AND ME
THE WOODBRIDGE DOG DISASTER, Royston Wood
YA GOTTA QUIT KICKING MY DOG AROUN', performed by Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers
YOUR BULLDOG DRINKS CHAMPAGNE, Jim Stafford


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 28 Feb 07 - 05:56 AM

The nursery song "Hey Diddle Diddle" also mentions a little dog that "laughed to see such fun".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 28 Feb 07 - 06:17 AM

I offer you The Bite of the Underdog


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Rosie
Date: 28 Feb 07 - 09:23 AM

A doggie stole a sausage
Cos he was underfed
The cook she saw him do it
And now poor doggie's dead!
And all the little doggies
Were very sad that night
They built a little tombstone
And on it they did write........

A doggie stole a sausage
Cos he was underfed etc ad infinitum


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 28 Feb 07 - 09:36 AM

I'd (temporarily) forgotten about George's song, and the Dog's Party mentioned by Jim Dixon above. I first heard the latter from Tom Paxton in about 1969 or 1970 (?) - it brought the house down :-)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 10:55 AM

I'd stlll like to see the Longdog lyrics if there are any!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 08:36 PM

Does anyone know where I can find the video or audio to this song?

I'm A Hard Workin' Dog from Sesame Street


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 09:39 PM

Not really a doggy song but it is a good one about wolves, and one with a mssage:

DANCING WITH WOLVES
(TUNE: Waltzing With Bears; words: Dale Connely)

It wasn't that we didn't treat him OK
It wasn't that he wasn't given his way
Free room and board, he had nothing to pay
But still Uncle Walter went dancing that day.

Chorus:

He went da da da da da dancing with wolves
Werey wolves, scary wolves, hairy wolves too;
There's nothing on you that a wolf wouldn't chew
If you went out dancing, dancing and prancing,
If you went out dancing, went dancing with wolves!


Now a wolf is a creature tha roams with the pack;
When cornered or hungry, they're prone to attack;
I told him, "Be careful" I begged him in fact,
But now Uncle Walter is not coming back. (CHO)

Now some people think they can waltz with a bear,
Or polka with wolves, or birds in the air;
I say it's unlikely, exceedingly rare,
To find a wild creature, that's willing to meet you
To socialize, visit, or dance anywhere. (CHO)

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,John in Bundaberg
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:23 PM

1.        Give'n the dog a bone – AC/DC
2.        Dog eat dog – AC/DC
3.        Three legged dog – The Cruel Sea
4.        Hound Dog – The Easybeats
5.        Dogs are the best people – The Fauves
6.        Just a dog – John Williamson
7.        A Dog, a siren and memories – Masters' Apprentices
8.        Big Dog – Rolf Harris
9.        Hound Dog – Sherbet
10.        He's a good dog – Peter Pratt
11.        Dogs – Humour Australia
12.        Just an old cattle dog – Slim Dusty
13.        How much is the doggie in the window - Patti Page
14.        Hound Dog – Duffy's Nucleus
15.        Hound Dog – Johnny Halliday
16.        Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
17.        Walking the Dog – Zoot Money
18.        Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas
19.        Hot Dog – The Archies
20.        Dog new tricks – Garbage
21.        Dog and Butterfly – Heart
22.        Doggin' Around – Jackie Wilson
23.        That old dog – King Missile
24.        Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
25.        Me & You & a dog named Boo - Lobo
1.        Gonna buy me a dog – The Monkees
2.        Rene and Georgette Margritte with their dog after the war - Paul Simon
3.        Tie me huntin' dog down – Rolf Harris
4.        Love me love my dog – Pete Shelley
5.        Walking the Dog – The Rolling Stones
6.        Old Shep – Elvis Presley
7.        Old King – Neil Young
8. Hey Bulldog - Beatles
9. Puddles - Bob Brown
10. Redbone Hound - The Dllards
11. Dog Eat Dog - Becker and Fagen
12. Old Dogs - Tom T Hall
13. Puppy Song - Nilsson
14. Who let the dogs out - Baha Men


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bert
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 12:09 AM

Didn't Oscar Brand make a whole CD of Dog songs?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 04:54 AM

Cat Stevens - I love my dog

In Hank Williams Move it on over theres that line

Move it over little dog, cos the big dog's back in town

i looked for these in the thread -and didn't see them, but I'm sorry if I have repeated someone else's thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,allsorts
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 05:06 AM

One of my mates does a great version of Jake Thakray's "Ulysses".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,DaveF
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 05:06 AM

David Bowie "Diamond Dogs" - brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 12:29 PM

There's also the poem of "The Lone Dog" which I added to another thread but why not paste it here as well:

By Irene Rutherford Mcleod English (1891- 19??)
From Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry. ©1920, p. 164.

Lone Dog

I'm a lean dog, a keen dog, a wild dog, and lone;
I'm a rough dog, a tough dog, hunting on my own;
I'm a bad dog, a mad dog, teasing silly sheep;
I love to sit and bay the moon, to keep fat souls from sleep.

I'll never be a lap dog, licking dirty feet,
A sleek dog, a meek dog, cringing for my meat,
Not for me the fireside, the well-filled plate,
But shut door, and sharp stone, and cuff and kick, and hate.

Not for me the other dogs, running by my side,
Some have run a short while, but none of them would bide.
O mine is still the lone trail, the hard trail, the best,
Wide wind, and wild stars, and hunger of the quest!


Notes:

Irene Rutherford McLeod, Australian born on August 21, 1891, has written three volumes of direct and often distinguished verse, the best of which may be found in Songs to Save a Soul (1915) and Before Dawn (1918). The latter volume is dedicated to A. de Sélincourt, to whom she was married in 1919 after she had moved to the UK.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pirandello
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 01:38 PM

Self Control by Roy Harper; 'I've got a dog, he's like a two ton frog
I call him 'Self Control'...etc

and, of course, the immortal line;...'move over Rover
                                     and let Jimi take over...'


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Grooming Goddess
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 05:04 PM

Feed Jake by Pirates-Of-The-Mississippi is about a dog and other stuff

{chorus}
If I die before I wake
Feed Jake
He's been a good dog
My best friend
Right through it all
If I die before I wake
Feed Jake


Ol' Red by Blake Shelton

{chorus}
And the warden sang
Come on somebody
Why don't you run
Ol' Red's itchin' to have a little fun
Get my lantern
Get my gun
Red'll have you treed before the mornin' comes.




Real Life by Jeff Carson mentions a dog in the very sad first of the song.

{first of the song}
I was young, he was old
we both were the same age
Everyday playing fetch, shaking hands
he'd lick my face

And I wasn't aware
The day would come
Then he died
For the first I knew what real pain was

And I never was the same again
From that moment on
Real life began


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 08:07 PM

I've scanned through the list and don't see one my Daddy Claude (maternal grandfather) always sang: "Old Mickey Bralligan Had a Bullpup", which is what he gave as the title. Mom recalls that spelling, but I seem to recall "Brannigan". I'll have to find that tape to make certain.

DADDY CLAUDE'S VERSION:
Old Mickey Bralligan had a bullpup
Of very brave and elegant stock
Seventeen hours of hard battle he fought,
'Pon my soul, that he did, by the clock.

His tail was a very neat little stub,
Bowlegged and two crooked eyes,
...............................
'Twas the Devil himself, in disguise!

CHORUS:
For bow wow wow, what a dog to be sure
For fighting he'd never give up.
There never was known such a wonderful dog
As old Mickey Bralligan's pup.

He tore the tail off Maloney's best coat,
And the bustle off Mary Ann Flynn,
....................................
......... (I think this ends with "shin".)

He grabbed the Dutch shoemaker's dog,
And shook him around like a rat;
Hc murdered Tim Finnegan's beautiful goat,
Et the tail of McMonigan's cat.

CHORUS

An Italian come round playing organ one day
With a monkey tied on with a string
And when the dog spied the monkey
Oh! He gave a most wonderful spring.

He upset the grinder, monk and all
And bursted the organ's insides.
Bejaysus he tried to swallow that monk,
Got choked on his tail and died.

CHORUS

I can add the variations, if that's of any interest. We grandchildren LOVED this song, especially because Daddy Claude sang it in an Irish brogue and acted out bits of it. I think on the recording I have that he surprised Mom Flossie's cat, Duchess, who responded with an indignant meow exactly after "cat".
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The version below differs from my grandfather's version (above), which I plan to finish transcribing, having lost my earlier lyrics sheet. Most of this was from memory, and my memory isn't always trustworthy; I'll bet my Aunt Wanda would remember all of it. I know that a number of the names are lost or changed:

OL' MICKEY BRANNIGAN'S PUP
(Gus Phillips)

Ol' Mickey Brannigan had a bull pup
Bred of O'Lannigan stock,
Seventeen hours of battle he fought,
'Pon my soul, an' he did, by the clock.

cho: Bow-wow-wow-wow, what a pup, to be sure,
Fighting he'd never give up,
Never was known such a wonderful dog
As Ol' Mickey Brannigan's pup.

His tail was a neat little bit of stump,
Bowlegged and two crooked eyes,
A look at his darn ugly mug was enough:
'Twas the Devil himself, in disguisc!

He trod on the tail of Maloney's best coat,
On the bustle of Mary Ann Flynn,
Ravaging young Kitty Mulligan's leg,
Holy Mother! It was a great sin.

He grabbed up the Dutch shoemaker's dog,
Shook him around like a rat;
Hc murdered Tim Finnegan's beautiful goat,
Et the tail of McMonigan's cat.

A man came along with an organ one day,
Had a monkey tied fast by a string;
The dog, when he saw him, he yelled with delight
And made a most wonderful spring.

He jumped onto the Eye-talian's back,
Bursted the organ inside,
Tried to swallow the monkey,
But he choked on his tail and died.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Dave Tyler
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:30 AM

I've got a hound like that LOL!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 11:54 AM

Homer & Jethro once did a parody of Patti Page's "How Much is That Doggie in the Window," to wit:

    "How much is that hound dog in the winder,
    With the basketball nose on his face?
    You know what a basketball nose is,
    It dribbles all over the place..." etc., ad nauseum

I also once heard a version of "Rex, The Piddling Pup" set to music. Any takers?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 03:10 PM

any body know this song "and the warden says why dont u run old reds itching to have a little fun get my lantern get my gun red will have u treed bye the morning comes. at the end it goes love got me in here love got me out


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Barnacle at work
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 09:44 AM

what about Cappy?

"Cappy's a dog, tallyho, tallho"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Acorn4
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 11:01 AM

Surely just listen to any country and western CD and there will be countless examples of one's trusty mutt upping and laeving along with the missus.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Cats
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 04:00 PM

Hawker, you are right. The song is called 'You can't bring that bloody dog in here', written by Brian Ross. It was written because at Sidmouth one year all dogs were banned from the Anchor. Brian asked Jon to hold Lennie and the barman turned round and said 'you can't bring your dog in here', to which Jon replied, 'It's all right, it's not my dog!'.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 11:53 PM

Bird Dog - Everly Brothers


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 09:14 PM

"Old dogs".........title song from Bill Staines's new CD
Lovely piece of work...[as usual]....


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Songster Bob
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 11:25 PM

"O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone?"

Der Deitcher's Dog (1830s or 40s)

O where, O where has my little gog gone?
Oh, where, oh, where can he be?
Mit his tail cut short and his ears cut long,
Oh, where, oh, where can he be?

Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, tra-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la,
Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, tra-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la, la-la-la!

Across der ocean in Germany,
Oh, where, oh where can he be?
Der deitcher's dog ist der best company.
Oh, where, oh where can he be?

Tra-la-la, etc.

I luff mine lager, isht very goot beer
Oh, where, oh where can he be?
But mit no money, I cannot drink here.
Oh, where, oh where can he be?

Tra-la-la etc.

I luff mine sausage, balonie, of course
Oh, where, oh where can he be?
Dey makes 'em mit dog and dey makes 'em mit horse --
Und maybe dey makes 'em mit he!

Tra-la-la etc.


-------

It's amazing how long the opening verse has lasted, despite being separated from the original 'stage German' song.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Keith Ferret
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 12:38 PM

Viva A Spaniel

The Twa Corgies

An Irish Setter Tunes

Beagles, Bangles and Beads

Daschund away with the smoothing iron

Drill Ye Terriers Drill

The Wild Rover

A Gordon For Me


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Greg Doucette
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 11:00 AM

William the Streak - Bob Franke , Sinatra and I - James Keelaghan


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Jeff
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 04:27 PM

Just wanted to correct some lyrics to the song MY DOG by Tom Dundee posted early in this thread:

The whole thing started 'cause it looked like fun
Other people have a dog, I'm gonna get me one, I said
'N have a little friend around the place.
So, I went to the pet store down the street and lyin' in the middle of a canine heap was a sleepy little puppy with a quiet sort of a face.
I handed the man 15 dollars about and said "I'll just stick 'er in my shirt and head on out" and reached for the one that looked like a little fox.
He said, "you hold it right there and fill out these sheets, have her back in for shots in a couple 'o weeks and it's our policy you take 'er outta here in this box."
Well he folded up a carboard crate in a minute, took my dog stuck 'er down in it, pushed on 'er head and folded in over the top.
Well, I can hear her yet how she scratched and she cried and she hollared some more when we got her out side and we were almost home before she decided to stop.

The rest of it is as posted.

Don't know when Tom changed the gender because we weren't in touch over the last years of his life. Originally, the dog was female and some of the submitted lryics were different than the ones I learned, but other than that it's all good.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,vetutum
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 02:53 PM

I am trying to find out the the title of a song about a dog named Shannon. It was performed on TV once and I remember it was introduced by Wolfman Jack on some show. All I can remember is "Shannon is going away....
in my backyard." Does that ring a bell for anyone?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive)
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 03:24 PM

Viva A Spaniel
Tublar Dogs
Yelp!
Dark Side of the Mongrel
Up The Creek Without A Poodle
Dogologues
The War on Terrier

all these, mainly album titles from the wonderful mind of Les Barker

Charlotte (the owner of at least one tubular dog)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Amos
Date: 30 May 08 - 04:32 AM

(A dyslexic theist?_


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 30 May 08 - 11:10 AM

Ooh, can't believe that I'm the first to nominate "Drink, Puppy, Drink". Am I the only GMF fan out there?

Hebrew:
How I want a dog (kama sheratziti kelev) - Arik Einstein sings about how he begged mom and dad to get him one.
Doggy, oh, biddi bam bam (klavlav, ho, bidi bam bam). A Matti Caspi song about a dog who steals a bone.
The Crux of the Matter (po kavur hakelev) - a humorous song by Kaveret. The lyrics in Hebrew are here the dog is buried (ie, that's the whole point).

Russian:
Give dogs meat (daytye sobakam myasa)- a protest song by Vladimir Vysotsky.
Douglas the Hound (Pyos Duglas). A romance by Vertinsky, the Russian Pierrot.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Musical Tails
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 07:47 AM

90 individual songs about purebred dogs available through iTunes or:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/simmonds1

www.musicaltails.com


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 01:33 PM

Zydeco legend Boozoo Chavis did one called "I Want To Play With Your Poodle".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: olddude
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 02:05 PM

Hot Dogs Armour Hot Dogs, the Dogs kids love to eat ...
da da da dum


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 02:39 PM

there is Hunting The Hare - rollicking good song


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 02:40 PM

I love drink puppy drink too, but have only heard the Folly Bridge version


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 02:53 PM

Blast! just remembered Martin Wyndham Reed BALLAD of the DROVER

The faithful dog a moment
    Sits panting on the bank,
And then swims through the current
    To where his master sank.
And round and round in circles
    He fights with failing strength,
Till, borne down by the waters,
    The old dog sinks at length.

I cry like a baby everytime I hear it.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 03:37 PM

My wife wanted me to put our dogs in a song. I'd been playing with the notion of amusing myself with a common sort of country song format - hopefully with a twist - so I wrote the song below. It is currently up on the Boston Road Records Myspace page, look for the title in the jukebox, upper right.

The sighthounds I mention are Whippets (we have two). They are lovely dogs. Fast, fun loving, silly, fast as hell, great hunters and faster then hell.



Ain't No Goin' Back
(c) Jed Marum 2006

Lacey turned her face to the sun it was almost risin'
Jackson hit the ground on the run and he bound away
Amarillo skyline clear against the horizon
Just another lonely start to a brand new day

Somethin' in her eye that caught me without warning
Somethin' in her arms that made me want to stay
Nothin' at this roadside stop this time of the mornin'
Nothin' but these two sight hounds my truck and me

CHO
Each and every time I leave
I loose the world behind
Each and every time I find my way
Ain't no goin' back it's true,
I know but I don't mind
Just another lonely start to a brand new day

Now and then I hear from my sister in Memphis
She gives me all the news of my ex in San Antone
I try to say hello to Mom on birthdays and Christmas
"No I can't come just now, but it won't be long."

CHO

I whistle for the dogs and Jackson jumped on the tailgate
Lacey's gettin' on in years, she'll need a hand
Time for movin' I know, and some things just can't wait
I didn't leave a note I hope she'll understand

CHO


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Subject: Dido, Bendigo
From: Mysha
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 02:19 AM

Hi bubblyrat,

"Dido, Bendigo" is here.

                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 08:00 PM

The Wind Blew The Doggie Lassie's Frisbee Awa'


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: cptsnapper
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 12:27 AM

" Old Cur " by The Limeliters


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: John Hardly
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 05:45 AM

Don't Cry Blue -- Jonathan Edwards


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Rog Peek
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 12:16 PM

Probably already here, but i didn't see it.

DADDY WOULDN'T BUY ME A BOW WOW
(Joseph Tabrar - 1892)

I love my little cat, I do
With soft black silky hair
It comes with me each day to school
And sits upon the chair
When teacher says "why do you bring
That little pet of your's?"
I tell her that I bring my cat
Along with me because

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow-wow
Wow, wow, wow, wow

We used to have two tiny dogs
Such pretty little dears
But daddy sold 'em 'cause they used
To bite each other's ears
I cried all day, at eight each night
Papa sent me to bed
When Ma came home and wiped my eyes
I cried again and said

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow-wow
Wow, wow, wow, wow

I'll be so glad when I get old
To do just as I "likes"
I'll keep a parrot and at least
A half a dozen tykes
And when I've got a tiny pet
I'll kiss the little thing
Then put it in its little cot
And on to it I'll sing

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow-wow
Wow, wow, wow, wow

If it is, I apologise

Rog


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,vj
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 06:51 AM

Little Buddy by Hank Snow
Tear jerker, old Shep


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 08:33 AM

Is pure Finding any good to you?

cresby.com > songs > Pure Finder

Anyone who say's it is a crap song - is being factual not critical.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Richard Reising
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 08:23 PM

Country music fans and dog lovers are the same breed...so.....sit back, hold onto your heart and enjoy "Better with you There" at no cost by going to www.myspace.com/3jacksmusic
Please take a moment to read the notes under "About Better with you There"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 10:01 PM

Nobody's mentioned "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog" ? by Johnny Cash.
Bob Saget wrote a very disgusting, but very hilarious song for a dog.
He plays it in his stand-up routine.
(Should I mention the title, because even the title is gross sounding).


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Fiolar
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 08:07 AM

"Old Tige" - Jim Reeves.
"Pinch and Caoch O'Leary". ("Pinch" is the dog.)
Another one which is not a song but a marvellous poem is called "Rags".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Rog Peek
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 09:18 AM

Old King - Neil Young

Lonely Pup (in a Christmas Shop) - Adam Faith

Rog


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Artful Codger
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 12:47 PM

George and George's Son (John Kirkpatrick)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Commdoc
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 03:28 PM

Walking with Rudy

At six I'm walking with Rudy and by seven I'm home.
Hot cup of coffee and the morning radio.
Then I open the paper to see who's made the grave.
Jump into the shower, shampoo and a shave.

Chorus

Day of the week, season of the year
Activate my mind get my body in gear.

Water rushes the river and the snow's melting fast.
You can build your stony dams but you know they won't last.
When I'm walking with Rudy, he doesn't worry about how.
Rudy's in the moment; Rudy's mindful, he's now.

Chorus

When I'm walking with friends the talk tangents on.
Turn to the east, missed the glow of the dawn.
When I'm walking with Rudy I can take time to see.
Eagles flashes the river, then he's carrying me.

Chorus

Copyright George Bohrer


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Carolyn Carolan
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:59 PM

Is ther a Cat(sic)Stevens' song - "I Love my Dog More than I Love You"?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Gweltas
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 07:45 PM

Having scooted as quickly as possible through all the previous posts in this thread I was surprised that nobody seems to have mentioned that wonderfully gruesome dog parody to the tune of "The Lincolnshire Poacher", called "The Dog In The Microwave". Perhaps someone already has .......... if so my apologies.

THE DOG IN THE MICROWAVE
Words: Ken Johnson.
Tune : "The Lincolnshire Poacher"

There was a wife of Lincolnshire. To market she did go.
She took her dog for company across the ice and snow.
Returning from the market, they got drenched in freezing rain,
So she put her dog in the microwave to dry him out again,
Yes she put her dog in the microwave to dry him out again.

A passer-by saw the cloud of smoke and called the Fire Brigade.
The firemen cried, "Don't panic! We are here to give you aid.
No need to make a statement, for we know what you will say:
That you put your dog in the microwave—the second one today."
Oh, she put her dog in the microwave—the second one today.

A veterinary surgeon locally had an office on the street.
The wife begged him to resurrect this blackened lump of meat.
The surgeon started laughing. He guffawed, "This dog is wrecked.
If you put your dog in the microwave, what more do you expect?
If you put your dog in the microwave, what more do you expect?"

Her husband, he came from work, calling, "Honey, here I am.
Your cooking smells delicious. Is it chicken, pork or lamb?"
The wife began to tremble, and a tear came to her eye.
"Oh, I put the dog in the microwave, just like a slice of pie."
Oh, she put her dog in the microwave, just like a slice of pie.

The neighbours were inquisitive, and tactlessly enquired,
"We haven't seen your doggy. Has he recently expired?"
The wife was shaking terribly, and she began to howl,
"Oh, I put my dog in the microwave. I should have used a towel."
Oh, she put her dog in the microwave. She should have used a towel.

She went to see a medium, who charged a hefty fee.
She said, "We must communicate for the dog was dear to me."
An ectoplasmic dog appeared and started wailing like a ghost,
"OOOOOOOOh you put me the microwave and frazzled me to toast."
OOOOOOh, she put the dog in the microwave and frazzled it to toast.

She sued the manufacturers whose oven she had bought.
"These ovens are too dangerous," she sobbed in open court.
"You didn't read the manual," the lawyers said. "Just see:
If you put your dog in the microwave, it voids the guarantee.
If you put your dog in the microwave, it voids the guarantee."

The whole affair was featured on the early evening news.
The RSPCA complained of grievous dog abuse.
The Chinese correspondent sent a simple message back:
"If you put your dog in the microwave, it makes a tasty snack.
If you put your dog in the microwave, it makes a tasty snack."


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM

My dad used to sing me "Dog Named Blue" when I could barely walk! I know someone posted it already, but I know it differently.

Got a dog named Blue
Bet ya 5 dollars he's a good one, too
Say, hello, Blue
Hmm, Hmm...

Blue chased a possum
Up a maple tree
Blue looked at the possum,
Possum looked at me
Said good boy, Blue
Hmm, Hmm...

Well, I shot that possum
Til it was dead in the ground
Gonna cook that possum
Til its golden brown
Said come on, Blue
You can have some, too

When old Blue died,
He died so hard
Took my shovel
And buried him in my backyard
Said so long, Blue
I'll be coming, too

When I get to heaven
First thing I'll do
Is blow on my horn
And call for Old Blue
Say hello, Blue
Now I'm home, too.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: cptsnapper
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 12:08 AM

" Old Cur " from The Limeliters' albumThe Limeliters Look At Love In Depth


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 03:46 PM

does any one know the song dundee doag?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 05:05 PM

There is a story, common across East Anglia, of a big black dog, with flaming eyes, to see the dog is to die, so difficult to be certain that the dog really exists, as there are, of course, no witnesses!

The dog is known by various names, most commonly 'Black Shuck'

My theory is that it was essentially a 'bogey man' story, to keep people in at night.

Why this rambling in a thread about songs relating to dogs I hear you ask. A few years ago I wrote a song about said dog, which the Bounty Hounds perform regularly. You can find the song on our myspace page.

http://www.myspace.com/thebountyhounds look for 'Eyes of Flame' in the music player.

And before anyone asks, I didn't use the dogs name in the song because I couldn't find a rhyme with 'Shuck'


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Rowan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 05:11 PM

Recited:
As I came down Talbingo Hill
I heard a maiden cry
"There goes old Bill the bullocky!
He's bound for Gundagai."

Well, a better poor old bugger
never earned an honest crust
and a tougher bullock driver
never drug his whip through dust!

Bill's team got bogged
on Five Mile Creek;
Bill lashed and cursed and cried,
"If Nobby don't get me out of this
I'll tattoo his flamin' hide!"

Well Nobby strained and broke the yoke
and poked out Baldy's eye
and the dog shat in the tucker box
five miles from Gundagai!

followed by singing the song, "Five miles from Gundagai", also often referred to as "Nine miles from Gundagai".

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Fred Bailey
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 08:26 PM

May I submit a memory from my own growing up in Dust Bowl country? Dave Macon's "Stay in the Wagon Yard" works for a melody.

THE BADGER'N DOG (c) Fred Bailey

Me'n my brother and our ol' dog and a kid from across the road
Went out 'a-huntin' along the crik, couple-a weeks ago
With a Barlow knife and a .22 for whatever game was there
Moose or two or a caribou or a big ol' grizzly bear

Now the first show was we shot a crow but he up't 'n flew away
Then we found a catamount track, followed him half a day
We built a campfire up on the bank jus' like the hunters do
Et some peanut butter 'n jam 'n called it rabbit stew

Then we settled back to smoke some cig-areets and talk awhile
Hell, we ain't scairt of nothin', this huntin' fits our style
Out in the woods there ain't no grown-up chores or giggley girls
Maybe someday we won't come back, just hunt clear 'round the world

But that ol' dog was 'a-sniffin' 'round this hole that was in the bank
When a big ol' badger come down the crick, movin' like a tank
That dog took him and he took for his hole but the fire got in the way
If that .22'd 'a-been loaded, man we'd-a blowed him clean away

When the badger'n dog come through that fire it looked like judgement day
We's 'a-cussin' an 'a-yellin' an 'a-sic-in' 'em on, kickin' fire ever' which way
Somehow John got smacked in the head with the barrel of the .22
An he fell in the fire and burned his pants when the badger'n dog come through

When the smoke cleared all that we could hear was a kind of a muffled bark (WOOF!)
That ol' dog was buried in the bank clean up to his hind parts
And I was bit and John was burnt but a lesson we learnt that day
That badger'n dog is a fearsome beast 'n ya better not git in his way!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: open mike
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 10:12 PM

I am working on compiling 2 hours of dog songs for one of my next radio specials. This was inspired by this c.d. i rec'd recently:

Good Dogs, Bad dogs, Best Friends, by Gregg Miner & Co.

http://www.minermusic.com/m_music.htm

there are 16 tracks on this collection and it is a
partial benefit for doggie charities.

Gregg plays, collects and promotes the harp guitar.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Catherine
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 04:44 AM

Elvis sang a song "Old Shep"   makes me cry every time!
ELVIS VOLUME 2 (EP)
(US) RCA EPA 993
Released: December 1956
Side 1
So Glad You're Mine
Old Shep
Side 2
Ready Teddy
Anyplace Is Paradise

OLD SHEP

When I was a lad
And old Shep was a pup
Over hills and meadows we'd stray
Just a boy and his dog
We were both full of fun
We grew up together that way

I remember the time at the old swimmin' hole
When I would have drowned beyond doubt
But old Shep was right there
To the rescue he came
He jumped in and then pulled me out

As the years fast did roll
Old Shep he grew old
His eyes were fast growing dim
And one day the doctor looked at me and said
I can do no more for him Jim

With hands that were trembling
I picked up my gun
And aimed it at Shep's faithful head
I just couldn't do it
I wanted to run
I wish they would shoot me instead

He came to my side
And looked up at me
And laid his old head on my knee
I had struck the best friend that a man ever had
I cried so I scarcely could see

Old Shep he has gone
Where the good doggies go
And no more with old Shep will I roam
But if dogs have a heaven
There's one thing I know
Old Shep has a wonderful home


Written by Foley and Westpar


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 09:22 AM

Not a song about Dogs (except, perhaps, in the sense "sons o' bitches"), but there's a verse from "The Battle of New Orleans" which always makes me laugh, which in Lonnie Donnegan's version goes,

"They ran through the briars, And they ran through the brambles,
And they ran through the bushes Where the rabbits couldn't go;
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch them-O,
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico."


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Catherine
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 10:53 AM

I just heard the music "Carnival of Venice" James Galway playing flute.
It reminded me of a song to that tune my 'folk' singing cousin and his mates used sing.

A doggie once found a sausage,
Upon the kitchen floor
The cook she saw him take it
and kicked him out the door.
......... more verse
.........
Now on that night the doggie
Was very sad you see
............?
I Dont remember any more!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: deepdoc1
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 12:12 PM

Here's Good Hat, Good Dog, Good Boat from Them Eastport Oyster Boys.

A good hat, a good dog, a good boat
Were Willie's partin' words, that's all he wrote
Said you boys you listen to me
All you need is just these three
A good hat, a good dog, a good boat.

A good hat can keep you cool when it's hot
A good hat can keep you warm when it's not
Keep your brain all safe and dry
When the rain falls from the sky
A good hat's what you need, that's not a lie.

A good hat, a good dog, a good boat
Were Willie's partin' words, now quote unquote
You don't need no limousine
Or a castle with a big old moat
'st a good hat, a good dog, a good boat.

A good dog will be your very bestest friend
A good dog will stick with you through thick and thin
They won't fuss when you come home late
Give y' a big kiss and then they'll shake
A good dog will be your very bestest friend.

A good hat, a good dog, a good boat
Were Willie's partin' words, that's all he wrote
You can lead a life of grace and ease
If you set these priorities
A good hat, a good dog, a good boat.

break

A good boat is all you need to get around
A good boat will take you where you're bound
She will take you near and far
When you're there that's where you are
A good boat's all you need to get around.

Now, Willie my old friend I do agree
You can lead a peaceful life with just those three
But I like a woman's company
Ask any guy, he'll agree
Where do women fit in your philosophy?

Then he said, "Let's consider womnen for a minute
They'll judge you by your hat and how you look in it
But if they like the way you float your boat
Then you hold her tight and don't let go
As long as your good dog ain't agin it."

A good hat, a good dog, a good boat
Were Willie's partin' words, that's all he wrote
You can lead a life of grace and ease
If you set these priorities
A good hat, a good dog, a good boat.
A good hat, a good dog, a good boat.
A good hat, a good dog, a good boat.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Hoss
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 11:45 PM

I remember there being a blurgrass song that Grandpa Jones sung called "Roll Over Rover, Roll Over" I only heard it once on satellite radio quite some time ago and havent been abile to find any info on the song what so ever, Like what year it was made or if it was released or if any other artists in the same genre also picked it up and preformed it.

It was a song about an old hound named Rover that was old and lazy basicly.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,happylassie
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 09:22 AM

Two Little Doggies by Jon Brindley. Would need to contact him for the words as he has not recorded it yet.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 01:00 PM

I Have a Dog His Name is Rover
    By Ivor Biggun and the Red Nose Burglers
   

    I have a dog his name is Rover.
    Oh my goodness!
    I have a dog his name is Rover.
    Eee by goom!
    I have a dog his name is Rover,
    And when he shits he shits all over.
    Shit all 'round the room me boys,
    Shit all 'round the room.

    I have a dog his name is Fritz.
    Oh my goodness!
    I have a sausage dog his name is Fritz.
    Eee by goom!
    I have a dog his name is Fritz,
    And when he shits, he shits and shits,
    Shit all 'round the room me boys,
    Shit all 'round the room.

    I have a dog a big Great Dane.
    Oh my goodness!
    I have a dog a big Great Dane.
    Eee by goom!
    I've got a dog a big Great Dane,
    He wipes his bum and pulls the chain.
    Shit all 'round the room me boys,
    Shit all 'round the room.
   

    * Ivor Biggun


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: breezy
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 12:21 PM

On a sensible note

Title ; Old Ben

author :Chris Flegg

subject : about a retired old sheepdog

style : English trad, can be sung accapella

First verse

Old Ben lies sleeping, tired and still
No more to run the fields and hills
Of herding sheep, he's had his fill
He'll go no more aworking

available from Chris Flegg and it can be found on his web site

Keith Kendrick plays concertina on the CD

Reminds me very much of my own life on the farm during my childhood holidays in mid Wales with the working dogs.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 01:55 PM

Not a song, I think, but Rudyard Kipling said it pretty well:

The Power of the Dog

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie--
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.
Then you will find--its your own affair
But--you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long--
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?


Bob


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 04:38 AM

the doggy stole a sausage
coz he was under fed
the butcher saw him take it
and now poor doggies dead
and all the other doggies
were very sad that night
so they built a tombstone
and on it they did write
the doggie stole a sausage
coz he was under fed
the butcher saw him take it
and now poor doggies dead
and all the other doggies........so on


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 04:41 PM

Whoa! I just read the lyrics of DAD GAVE MY DOG AWAY, which was recorded by T. Texas Tyler, and which Gene posted above, back in 2007.

The same thing happened to me. There were a few differences, though. He didn't give me a bike, but he did give me $20. I suppose I could have bought a good bike for $20 or less in those days, and I definitely wanted a bike, but I didn't want that $20. I accepted it, because I had no choice, really—the dog would have been given away whether I accepted the money or not. I can't remember what, if anything, I eventually spent it on. It probably sat in my drawer for months.

I never heard of the record until now. I just looked it up—Billboard says it came out in 1959. That's about the same time, give or take a year or two, that I lost my dog.

If I had known the record existed, I probably would have bought that—and played it over and over until Dad gave the record player away, too. Well, that's what I wish I had done, looking back on it now.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: open mike
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 10:46 AM

Marcia Ball - Play with your Poodle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dpjUCKJz7c&feature=related

Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Shep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-nOudg3-Ag

Queen of the Rails...Utah Phillips song sung by Brad Sondahl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocYD5zJrk7M


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: open mike
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 10:59 AM

the search engine did not bring up this thread,
so i started a new one,
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=131465&messages=6
which i hope will be combined with this one here...

i did a radio show with a DOG theme, and several dog songs
are posted there in my playlist


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: open mike
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 10:59 AM

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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Crowhugger
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 01:20 PM

I just found this...Refresh--for others who didn't see it first time around, or who wish they'd traced it for future reference. Lots of great songs!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 06:51 PM

Does anyone know a song called "Bo Ranger"? It begins with: Went out one frosty morning, And there upon the ground, I thought I saw Bo Ranger's tracks, Along the narrow sound.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: NervousPaulvis
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 12:57 AM

The Dog Shit Blues: -Nervous Paulvis Eggsley's One MadMan? Banned - oh that's me!!
Amsterdam Dog Shit Blues: - Mojo Nixon
Denaby Dog Shit Blues: - The Gents
Dog Shit Blues: - Richard Reinke
The Dog-Shit Song: - Orphanage Explosion
Stepped in Dog Shit Blues: - Artie Wilder
Mess on My Shoe - Darts
I'm in the Dog-House Now: - Bill Boyd & His Country Ramblers - who?
My Baby works on a Hot Dog Stand: - Shakin' Stevens (and Buck Owens too, of course)
Hot Dog Buddy Buddy: - Bill Haley & His Comets

Hot Wet Tight Bald Pussy - opps he's talking about his cat - David Allen Coe


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: saulgoldie
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 05:13 PM

I can't understand how often this song is overlooked. It is called "Dog," by the late, great Tom Dundee. I heard it done exquisitely by Bryan Bowers on the "autoparts." I play it wherever I go. For some reason, it does not seem to have, um, legs. I will gladly provide the chords to anyone who asks. It is v-e-r-y simple to play. Heck, *I* can play it. That should give you an idea...


Dog

The whole thing started cause it looked like fun,
When other people had a dog,
I'm gonna get me one, I said,
Have a little friend around the place,
So I went to the pet store down the street, and lying in the middle of a canine heap,
Was a sleepy little puppy with a quiet sort of a face.

The next few weeks were certainly strange,
Between the barking and thinking up a name.
Old blue he wasn't, and spot didn't really apply.
So I settled for Hairy just because that's how he is, and that's how he was,
And that's how the house gets more and more as days go by.

For a time I was careful where I sat, the rug got funky, and he chewed up my hat.
And it still happens once in a while when he gets mad.
But it's been pretty even after all, I taught him what I know about playing ball,
And he's helped me get rid of a lot of stuff I used to have.

Some times friends drop by for a couple of beers,
And we all sit around take turns rubbin his ears and callin him,
And it's been that way ever since he was a pup.
He sleeps on the bed and when I turn over, he turns over,
And I turn over, and then he turns over, I turn over, and we get up.

As my life keeps moving through the different conditions,
The big changes come with the slightest decisions,
Your in for a surprise when you think you've got it figured, I've found.
Cause who ever thought I'd ever dote on a pet,
But looking back now, I always forget,
How I filled up the time before my dog was around.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: saulgoldie
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 05:14 PM

Nest time I play it, I'm going to dedicate it to Kendall.

Saul


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 08:09 PM

As ranger1 said back in '07, Mudcatter KT wrote 'It's a Dog's Life.' The first verse goes:

I'll fetch that stick yet one more time
If you really want me to
I'll happily run into the water again
And bring it back to you
But I can't understand it and I have to say
If you want it so bad why do you throw it away?
But I'm happy to be here and happy to say
It's a dog's life, after all.

It is on her CD 'Changin' of the Seasons.'


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 08:45 PM

http://www.songfordogs.org.uk/

‘You Could Save Me’ is a song that was written by Cathy & Anthony Lane of Once Loved Dog Rescue (and co-written and

produced by The Next Room Studios ) to raise awareness and funds for dogs on death row. All proceeds from downloads will go directly to rescues who save their lives.

All proceeds from downloads of the song will go directly to the following rescues who save the lives of death row dogs in the UK:

Rochdale Dog Rescue
Doris Banham Dog Rescue
Rescue Remedies
New Hope Animal Rescue
Animals In Need
Once Loved Dog Rescue


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,GUEST - Montreal
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 02:54 PM

A song - not about dogs, but by dogs!

Jingle Bells, by the Singing Dogs

Bark, bark, bark,
Bark, bark, bark,
Bark, bark, woof, woof, bark,
.....etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCBhQCCyhTo


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bettynh
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 04:19 PM

From John McCutcheon's website:


BIRD DOG

ISong credits:
words & music by John McCutcheon & Si Kahn

I was trained to point and fetch
Beneath the hunter's gun
But at the trials I failed my test
'Cause I love everyone
No bird has ever done me harm
And I wish them no ill
And though I will not hunt at all
I am a bird dog still

Chorus:
I am a bird dog watch me fly
My nose into the wind
Leaping through the sky
With my fine feathered friends
Oh, our lives are much too short
And our time is not our own
May I live and die
A faithful bird dog

I do not try to disappoint
Or mean to disobey
There is no reason you'd suspect
I'd go another way
For we are born to what we are
With choices we must make
I see no point in taking sides
I see no sides to take

Chorus

This is the mystery at the heart:
You would fly if just you could
And ever faithful I would keep you
Safe within the wood
Some think that when you lose your dreams
You come crashing to the ground
Still others fear the thing they love
And live to bring it down

Chorus
©1997 John McCutcheon/Appalsongs (ASCAP) and Joe Hill Music (ASCAP)




IT'S A DOG'S LIFE
Song credits:
words & music John McCutcheon & Si Kahn
for Zöe and Obray

Chorus:
It's a dog's life as the family pet
The more you beg, the more you get
Eat like a horse, sleep like a log
It's a dog's life when you're the family dog

Letter carrier coming up the walk
Think I'll go over and have a little talk
Have you got any mail for me today?
Or are you gonna holler "Get away! Get away!"

Chorus

When we go to the mountains, when we go to the beach
They keep those kids on a mighty short leash
Mom's doggone tired at the end of the day
Just a-trying to keep all those little puppies at bay

Chorus

When they finally go to bed I'm working really hard
Howlin' at the moon and diggin' up the yard
Dad'll start growling in the middle of the night
But his bark is a whole lot worse than his bite

Chorus

For the kids and the cat and the Pa and Ma
I've got a cold nose and a warm paw
So don't get a gerbil or a hamster or a frog
Get yourself a friend! Get a dog! Get a dog!

Chorus

©1998 John McCutcheon/Appalsongs (ASCAP) & Joe Hill Music (ASCAP)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Nick E
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 06:06 PM

I wonder if this thread is not searchable because I started it as a guest? I do have a screen name and password but did not sign in when I started it.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:59 PM

Has anyone suggested that this thread should be "curtailed"?

There's a whole set of Cicely Fox Smith poems about hunting dogs. Here's a sample:

Little Waxy

Wake, little Waxy! Hunting-time again,
The short days and goodly, the clean Autumn rain:
In the old North country, in the grey open weather,
Hounds upon the moorland chiming all together.

This year in dough and hollow the stream's song sounds the same:
On every windy hillside the grasses burn like flame:
Where the empty air is loud with the peewit's lonely crying
And the call o' the moorland gale to the bird's call replying.

Wake, little Waxy! Voices that you know
Set the upland ringing where the hill-breezes blow;
In the brave North country, in the grey open weather,
Up and Join the chorus, hound and horn together!

Ah, little Waxy! Hunting days are done,
Nevermore the brown field and the rain and the sun –
Only the memories left, o'er the Autumn fields that hover,
Of the brave runs ended, lass, the good days over!

Notes:

From Lancashire Hunting Songs and Other Moorland Lays, edited by Cicely Fox Smith, published by J. E. Cornish, Ltd., Manchester, UK, © 1909, p. 11, and originally published in Country Life magazine.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 07:52 AM

Vera Lynn did a great job of "Little lost Dog", on the "B" side of "A house with love in it" back in the fifties.


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