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Songs About Dogs

GUEST,Nick 13 Feb 07 - 08:27 PM
Beer 13 Feb 07 - 08:57 PM
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Subject: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:27 PM

Just watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show tonight and it makes me wonder about dog songs. Other than the one with the lyrics Me and You and a Dog Named Boo, and B-I-N-G-O can't think of other dog songs, but no doubt you guys can. Was there ever one written about Balto for instance?
Nick

[Many song titles in this thread have been converted to links by a Mudelf.]


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:57 PM

Old Shep
Tear jerker of a song.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: akenaton
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:57 PM

Master McGrath....The greatest racing greyhound in Ireland and how he travelled to England to beat White Rose champion of England in the Waterloo Cup.

As far as I know the Master was no relation to a resident of Harlow who bears the same surname...A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:02 PM

(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window - Arf Arf


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:04 PM

Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: number 6
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:07 PM

"A Good Dog Is Lost" ... Ron Hynes

biLL


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:08 PM

LOL
Right on 6


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:09 PM

Don't we already have a thread about dog songs? I seem to recall posting some titles, such as Spike Jones's "Our Hour (The Puppy Love Song)" and the kids' song "I Wanna Be a Dog."

A Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter named Bill Imhoff (I think he's the one) has a hilarious song called "Dog At The Wheel," and a wonderful Portland musician and songwriter named Lon Jones wrote and recorded a great one called "When Dogs Dream."

There's also:
Old Blue
Old Dog Tray
B-I-N-G-O
They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'
O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone? [DER DEITCHER'S DOG]


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:09 PM

Had me a Dog and I called Him Blue. Wasen't anything that dog couldn't do.
Anyone know the title of this doggie spong?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:11 PM

I put "@dog" into the DT and Forum search box and got this long list of dog-related songs. [Dead link as of June 2017--A Mudelf.]

Plus there are the parodies, such as "I'm Looking Over My Dead Dog Rover."


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:12 PM

♪ You ain't nuthin' but a hound dog ♪


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM

"Me and You and a Dog Named Boo"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM

You walking down my street now. There are a lot of traditional songs which will certainly come to mind: Here are a couple for starters:

Old Blue
They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'

And then there are a ton of songs that mention dogs:

My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog, by Tom Paxton

And probably another ton of songs more recently written that are either about dogs, or have a dog as a central character in the story. I used to kid around that I could do a whole workshop on songs about dogs. Here are three that I've written and recorded. I'm sure other songwriters can add their own songs to the list.

Rosco..
Rough and Ready..
Taste Of Sin ..

Jerry


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD BLUE (Roger McGuinn)
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM

OLD BLUE [also here]
Traditional, Arranged and Adapted by Roger McGuinn

Well I had an old dog and his name was Blue
Yes, I had an old dog and his name was Blue
Well I had an old dog and his name was Blue
Bet ya five dollars he's a good dog too

Old Blue chased a possum up a holler (hollow) limb
Blue chased a possum up a holler limb
Blue chased a possum up a holler limb
The possum growled, Blue whined at him

Bye bye Blue
You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog you

When old Blue died he died so hard
He shook the ground in my back yard
We lowered him down with a golden chain
And every link we called his name

Bye bye Blue You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog you

My old Blue he was a good old hound
You'd hear him hollering miles around
When I get to Heaven first thing I'll do
I'll grab my horn and call for Blue

Bye bye Blue
You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog you


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: mrdux
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:23 PM

another of Tom Paxton: "The King of My Backyard"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:34 PM

"He's A Tramp" (from Lady & The Tramp)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:39 PM

"Baby, Call Your Dog Off"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: open mike
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:54 PM

Bryan Bowers sings one that was by Tom Dundee
one line goes "I called him Harry because that
is how everything is now" (or something like that)

[DOG]


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Bubba
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:56 PM

Gonna Buy Me a Dog, the Monkees


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:14 PM

"Old Yeller" from the 1955 Walt Disney movie by the same title.

SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: moongoddess
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:25 PM

Does Salty Dog count?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:28 PM

Then there's the song with the lyric:

"How come my dog don't bark every time he come to our door?" [MY DOG]


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Mudlark
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:28 PM

Hound Dog (Bay at the Moon)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:30 PM

Songs about Dogs

The Dogs They Really Miss You

Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Dogs at Midnight

From a Dogstance

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Old Blind Dogs

The Dogs' Meeting (About why dogs sniff each other's butts)

Then there's the parody of Wild Mountain Thyme, about a collie:

"Go, Lassie, Go" - It's in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:32 PM

What's the bluegrass song that has the line, "Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no."? [SOLDIER'S JOY]


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:33 PM

I'm watching the show too. GOD I love dogs!

I also really love the Pedigree dogfood commercials this year-- some GREAT understanding of dogs, there. What a great ad campaign.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Genie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:48 PM

I remember where I heard that line. It was in Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," and it's kind of a song within a song (Fire On The Mountain?).

Here's a partial list of canine-related songs in the DT:
0.9201 - MY DOG'S BIGGER THAN YOUR DOG
0.8907 - HOW MUCH IS THAT HOUND DOG IN THE WINDOW
0.8792 - PRINCE HEATHEN
0.8792 - THE CANINE ENURETIC
0.8788 - I'M LOOKING OVER MY DEAD DOG ROVER
0.8658 - DELLA AND THE DEALER
0.8658 - BOB, THE PEDIGREE SHEEPDOG
0.8656 - DEAD DOG SCRUMPY
0.8655 - OLD DOG TRAY
0.8511 - THREES REV. 1.1 (DOG AND PONY)
0.8511 - RANTING DOG
0.8511 - THE DOG IN THE CLOSET
0.8511 - DOG AND GUN
0.8511 - DIRTY OLD EGG-SUCKING DOG
0.8169 - ME AND LITTLE ANDY
0.8169 - DIDO, FIDO
0.8169 - BINGO
0.8164 - SALTY DOG BLUES
0.7967 - MR BOJANGLES
0.7967 - HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?
0.7967 - DOGS MEETING
0.7961 - WI' MY DOG AND GUN
0.7961 - LITTLE BROWN DOG
0.7742 - SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE
0.7742 - JOCK, SPEAK, AND SANDY
0.7742 - HOWLIN' AT THE MOON
0.9018 - HOUND DOG
0.7742 - HOUND DOG SONG
0.7742 - BAD LEROY BROWN
0.7742 - AUTUMN TO MAY
WHEN A DOG SMILES


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLEST HOBO
From: number 6
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:53 PM

The Littlest Hobo (from the TV Canadian Series)

I find adventure everywhere,
And friends with whom I'd like to share.

This is my stop along the way.
Don't really know how long I'll stay.

Stop over. The world is my friend.
Stop over along the road without end.

Traveling around from town to town.
Sometimes I think I'll settle down.

But I know I'd hunger to be free.
Rovin' is the only life for me.

A-driftin'. The world is my friend.
I'm travelin' along the road without end.

biLL


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:03 PM

Here's the best I can do to recall the Pedigree ad that's made me cry every single time I've seen it. It was just on, again, and it ought to be a song. It's a short one, about 15 seconds, but it doesn't seem to go by fast.


All the camera shots are beautifully-shot closeups of expressive dogs' faces, one at a time, as they look up from their pens at a shelter with those intelligent, hopeful, wise eyes. Mutts, with that dignity so many of them have.

During the series of shots, the voiceover [a man speaking the dogs' thoughts]:

I know how to sit...., lie down...., and roll over.... .
I don't know what I'm doing here....
But I know that I am a Good Dog...,
And I just want to go home.

And then the Pedigree logo comes up and there's a brief reminder that with every purchase, they make a donation to support dog shelters.

That really ought to be a song.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:10 PM

Here's a link for Chicken In The Bread Tray {Auntie Will Your DOg Bite}

http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/master/chickeninthebread.html

I found a fragment of that song in Dorothy Scarborough's 1925 book "On The Trail Of Negro Folk Songs" . Scaborough introduces this fragment by writing "Of course every Southerner knows:
Chickens in de bread tray
Scratchin' out de dough.
Grannie,will your dog bite?"
No, Chile, no!
Grannie,will your dog bite?"
No, Chile, no!"

-snip-

I found a more complete version of this song in Thomas W. Talley's 1922 book "Negro Folk Songs" :

"Auntie, will your dog bite"-
"No, Chile, No!"
Chicken in de bread tray'
A makin'up dough.

"Auntie will your broom hit?"-
"Yes, Child" pop!
Chicken in de bread tray;
"Flop! Flop! Flop!"

"Auntie, will yo' oven bake?"-
"Yes, Jes fry!"-
"What's dat chicken good frer?"-
"Pie! Pie! Pie!"

"Auntie, is yo' pie good?"
"Good as you could 'spec'".
Chicken in de bread tray;
"Peck! Peck! Peck!"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: eastky
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:30 PM

Dont forget the Grandpa Jones classic "Old Rattler"


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Gene
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:43 PM

didnt see any mention of this oldie classic

Dad Gave My Dog Away


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Hawker
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:34 AM

When my other half was younger and used to race motorbikes (they always won!) the evening before the race we would all go to the pub and would end up singing. There was one chap who also used to race who sang a song the words for which escape me excepting the fist 2 lines:

I Have a Dog, His Name Is Rover
And when he s!*ts he s!*ts all over.......

Dead dog cyder is another one

How about Burn's classic :Lassie with the lint white locks!

I'll get me coat!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:15 AM

I Have a Dog, His Name Is Rover
And when he s!*ts he s!*ts all over.......


That's one of Ivor Biggun's (Doc Cox).


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:15 AM

The Belle of Barking Creek?

... I'll get me coat.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Bee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:25 AM

Echo Mountain, bluegrass song performed by James King. It's a retelling of the very old 'faithful hound wrongfully accused of killing the baby, is killed, then baby is found safe near dead wolf' story. Makes my husband tear up, the sook! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: kendall
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:32 AM

Queen of the Rails ... Utah Phillips

Old Rover ... sung by Hank Snow

Old Gilbert ... Slim Dusty


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:37 AM

How about these:

Wild Rover (aka Mad Dog)

Gypsy Rover (aka Stray Dog)

I'm A Rover (aka Talking Dog)

Rambling Rover (aka Escaped Dog)

:D


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:54 AM

Bernard Wrigley's 'Dixie's Dog'.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:54 AM

And then there's "gallant Rover", from "Carrickfergus"

I, too, will get my plaid.








Damn it! It's lining the dog's basket.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 10:09 AM

"Longdog"- Show of Hands.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: pdq
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:17 AM

How 'bout the Huckleberry Hound theme song?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:56 AM

There are plenty of hunting songs mentioning hounds - but maybe these would be frowned upon by the animal rights lobby.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:58 AM

Will ye go lassie go?????


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,bobbijo
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM

What about the Ken L Ration jingle from the 60s? Or the Monkees classic, Gonna Buy Me a Dog?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:31 PM

Most of Les Barker's songbooks have dogs in the title, and a few of the songs too:
Dachshunds with Erections Can't Climb Stairs
Spot of the Antarctic


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:32 PM

Bogs of Shanaheever


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:40 PM

Twenty Pound Dog.....I can only remember the chorus

"Champion, he was a dandy,
til Murphy, the dirty old sod
Came along with a black and tan terrier
and murdered me 20 pound dog"

(It's amazing what lurks in the dark recesses of memory....)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:41 PM

Walking the Dog ... 1960s Rolling Stones


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Subject: RE: Songs About Dogs
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 02:47 PM

www.myspace.com/shotdogs

Sal


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