Mudcat Café message #2659637 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44023   Message #2659637
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
18-Jun-09 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Subject: RE: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
While John Stewart was with The Kingston Trio, they included "Salty Dog" on an LP, with John playing a 12-string. Coincidentally, the next to last verse(probably composed by John or Nick)is included below. For all I know, they may have rewritten most or all of it.

"Let me be your salty dog,
You won't need no man at all,
Honey, let me be your salty dog.

"I got a gal an' she's ten feet tall,
Sleeps in the kitchen with her head in the hall,
Honey, let me be your salty dog.

"Two ol' ladies a-sittin' in the sand,
Each one a-wishin' the other was a man,
Honey, let me be your salty dog.

"Floatin' down the river on an old oak log,
What the hell's a salty dog?" (the line is almost an aside)
Honey, let me be your salty dog."

"I think it better be the end of this song,
'cause it's a-gettin' too damn long,
Honey, let me be your salty dog.