Mudcat Café message #1302493 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #74539   Message #1302493
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
20-Oct-04 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lay Down Little Dogies / ...Doggies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Lay down little doggies' ????
(or Doggie Lullaby)

Go slow, doggies, quit roamin' around,
You have wandered and trampled all over the ground;
Graze along, doggies, and feed kinder slow,
And don't forever be on the go.
Go slow, doggies, go slow.

Chorus or Wail
Hi-o-oh, Hi-o-oh, Hi-yo-ho,
Hi-ee-yo, Hi-oh. Hi-ooh.

I've circle herded, I've night herded,too,
And tuh keep yuh together, that's what I can't do;
My hoss is laig weary, and I'm dead tired,
But if you git away, I'm bound tuh get fired.
Bunch up, doggies, bunch up.


Lay still, doggies, since yuh have layed down,
Yuh have tromped and yu've stomped all over this ground;
Snore loud, doggies, and drown the wild sound,
That will soon pass away when the night rolls 'round.
Snore loud, doggies, snore loud.


With music. Sing slowly, no yodel ("if authenticity is to be preserved for posterity, then the present type of mushroom radio singers who yodel will have to be discountenanced..." Printed without attribution. Spellings preserved. Pp. 14-15, 1938, "Cowboy Songs," Powder River Jack H. Lee, Deer Lodge, Montana, 92 pp.; The McKee Printing Co., Butte, Montana.