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Polly Alice

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lost Dogs

I found this Folk Song that I rewrote based on an old favorite.  I know some of my friends have lost their dog this year and I noticed that this song, which I blogged years ago has one of the most all time hits of any of the pages in my blog.  So I thought I'd repost this again. It really is a fun song to sing, based on the tune "Streets of Loredo" -- you can find in on youtube if you don't know the tune.

As I was a walking one morning for pleasure
I spied a young cowboy a-walking along. 
His dog were a with him an' the leash it were hanging.
And as they approached, he was singing this song.

[Chorus]
Hey, Hey! Get along little doggie.
We've taken our turn; we're all on our own.
Hey, Hey!Get along little doggie.
You know that it's time to get along home.

"Early each morning I take out the doggie:
he barks, he jumps, he wags his fair tail.
But then when I leave him to go on my journey,
he circles the yard and wears in the trail.

[Chorus]
As I was a walking one morning for pleasure,
I spied the young cowboy a-walking alone.
His eyes were a red, like he had been crying,
"My dog he did die, and now he is gone."

[Chorus]
Hey, Hey! Get along little doggie.
We've taken our turn.  I'm all on my own.
Hey, Hey!Get along little doggie.
I know it's your time to get along home.

"Let's take him together and lay the sod o'er him,
and then, I told him, we'll have a good cry.
You'll sit down beside me and tell your sad story,
of how that sweet pup so sadly did die."

[Chorus]
Hey, Hey! Get along little doggie.
You've taken your turn. We're all on our own.
Hey, Hey!Get along little doggie.
Now it's your time to get along home.

I spied the young cowboy early next morning.
He looked a sight sorrowful and he couldn't sing his song.
"Your dog, I told him, runs in a green valley, 
so let's walk together even tho' he is gone."

[Chorus]
Hey, Hey! Get along little doggie.
You've taken your turn. We're all on our own.
Hey, Hey!Get along little doggie.
Now it's our time to get along home.

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