Mudcat Café message #1306294 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #74539   Message #1306294
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Oct-04 - 12:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lay Down Little Dogies / ...Doggies
Subject: Lyr Add: LAY DOWN LITTLE DOGGIES (Woody Guthrie)
LAY DOWN LITTLE DOGGIES (sic) is sung by Arlo Guthrie on his album "Washington County," Reprise LP #6411, 1970, reissued as Koch International CD #7950, 1997. Authorship is credited to Woody Guthrie.

Lyrics below copied from http://arlo-guthrie-lyrics.wonderlyrics.com/Lay-Down-Little-Doggies.html

CHORUS: Lay down, little doggies, lay down.
We've both got to sleep on the cold, cold ground.
The wind's blowin' colder and the sun's goin' down.
Lay down, little doggies, lay down.

We hit this old beef-trail just two months ago.
We blistered in the sun and we froze in the snow.
In ten days we're comin' to a packing-house town,
So lay yourselves down, little doggies, lay down.

This Dodge City trail she's a hard road to go,
Up the Texas flatlands through old Mexico.
I got dust in my eyes and mud in my nose,
So lay yourselves down, little doggies, lay down. CHORUS

That bad hole of water we drunk and got sick,
Curled up out hair, tied our tails back in kinks.
We got lost in a blind canyon, tippy-toein' around,
So lay yourselves down, little doggies, lay down.

Here now we come to the end of our trail.
Your hair, hide, and carcass to the stockyards I sell.
I'll see you in a tin can when you get shipped around,
So lay yourselves down, little doggies, lay down. CHORUS