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Posted By: Jim Dixon
30-Jul-14 - 12:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs by Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
Subject: Lyr Add: MY DOG LOVES YOUR DOG
MY DOG LOVES YOUR DOG
Words by Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar; music by Ray Henderson, ©1934.
As sung by Cliff Edwards a.k.a. Ukulele Ike.

[VERSE] Pardon me, but if I may, I would like to speak to you.
Maybe you have noticed too:
Our dogs have learned to care.
You can see it in their eyes.
You can hear it in their sighs.
Winchell* mentioned it today.
They are very much that way.

[CHORUS 1] My dog loves your dog, and your dog loves my dog.
If our doggies love each other, why can't we?
My dog's a he-dog,
And your dog's a she-dog.
I wish you loved me the way that he loves she.
Don't they look sweet
Ev'ry time they meet
Beneath their favorite tree?
My big Airedale
Wags his little tail
To tell your terrier
He's crazy to marry 'er.
My dog loves your dog, and your dog loves my dog.
If our doggies love each other why can't we?

[CHORUS 2] Your dog loves my dog and my dog loves your dog.
If our doggies love each other, why can't we?
All night he's whinin'
Because he keeps pinin'
To be with her the way I'd like to be with you.
I take him out
And he runs about
To see if she is in sight.
By his nose he knows
Ev'ry place she goes.
He calls to her: "Bow-wow-wow,
I love you, and how-wow-wow!"
My dog loves your dog, and your dog loves my dog.
If our doggies love each other, why can't we?

[CHORUS 3] Your dog [panting sounds]; my dog [whining sounds].
If our doggies love each other, why can't we?
Look how she pets him
And look how she lets him
Play around the way I'd like to play with you.
Chows and Pekingese
Who have pedigrees
Are crazy over my hound,
But your little mutt's
Simply got him nuts,
And he'd gladly give 'er
His last piece of liver,
'Cause my dog loves your dog; your dog loves my dog.
If our doggies love each other, why can't we?

* Walter Winchell, gossip columnist.

This song was used in the film "George White's Scandals" (1934). A clip from the film, with rather poor sound quality, can be heard on YouTube. The singers are Jimmy Durante, Rudy Vallee, and Cliff Edwards.