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leeneia Any August Songs? (81* d) RE: Any August Songs? 28 Jul 21




SONG OF THE DOG DAYS
Here are the lyrics to my "Dog Days Song." It doesn't specify August, but what can I say.

Song of the Dog Days - to the tune of The Four Maries

1.The weatherman warns of the heat wave;
with cirrus like feathers on high,
while the towering form
of a thunderstorm
surges up in southeastern sky.

2. The grasshoppers buzz by the roadside
so lively, despite the long drought,
and starlings wheel
over yellow fields
getting ready to head for the South.

3. So why do we call these the dog days?
In the heat there is nary a breeze.
And a sane dog's goal
is a nice cool hole
in the shade of the big leafy trees.

4. The butterflies visit the zinnias, [ZEEN yahs]
soft orange, bright yellow and tan.
There's the ghostly blur
of a hummingbird
finding nectar wherever it can.

5. The songbirds have gone into hiding
while distant coyotes give tongue,
and a redtail cries
from the pale blue skies
keeping track of its wandering young.

6. Come up on the porch, and we'll visit.
We'll all have a glass of iced tea.
There's Mary Lou
and Peggy Sue
and Mrs. Carmichael and me.

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Creative Commons License: Song of the Dog Days lyrics by Eileen KCMO Chase is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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