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Chris/Darwin Lyr Add: I'm Looking over My Dead Dog Rover (1) Lyr Add: I'M LOOKING OVER MY DEAD DOG ROVER 21 Dec 99


The recent thread about "Rover" had me rolling in the isles. The only problem was, that as a performance piece, it went a bit stale after the first verse. Consequently - and here it comes - I tried a few variations, and ended up putting in a middle bit. Since first performing it, there have even been requests to play it again - unusual for me! Here goes:

DEAD DOG SONG

I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
That I hit with my ride-on mower
One led is mangled, another is gone
The third one is scattered all over the lawn
No need explaining, the one remaining
Is spinning 'cross the carport floor
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover, that I overlooked before

Once I had a dog his name was Rover
He barked and played and dug my garden bed
Now he's neither older nor much wiser
You can't dig up my garden when you're dead

That was my dog my friend, I thought he'd never end
He chewed my shoe, my slipper and my thong
He pooped upon the lawn, but now alas he's gone
He lives forever only in this song

I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
Who has cast off this mortal coil
He's no longer barking, no balls does he chase
His pieces are scattered all over the place
There's no need explaining, there's no dog remaining
He's a part of the lawn you see
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
Who I sent to eternity

I am going on leave for a couple of weeks, ending up at the Woodford FF on the 28th. Happy Christmas Katters, my your festivities be safe and loving. See you in the New Year.

Regards
Chris


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