Mudcat Café message #645713 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44023   Message #645713
Posted By: Anahootz
08-Feb-02 - 09:40 PM
Thread Name: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Subject: What the hell is a "salty dog"?
I made a bluegrass compilation CD for my wife recently, and on it I included Flatt & Scruggs' version of "Salty Dog Blues".

She returned from a day at the office, and asked, "Honey, what the hell is a salty dog?"

For those unfamiliar with the tune, the chorus is "Let me be your salty dog / or I won't be your man at all / Honey let me be your salty dog."

Vaguely sexual, or is that just my inner adolescent chiming in from some dim recess of my brain...?