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25 Timeless Dog Songs That’ll Heal And Kindle Your Heart – With Lyrics

Dog Songs
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From Beatles to Carrie Underwood, dog songs are everyone’s favorite. Why? Dogs are every part of us. Within Us. From Us.

In our eyes, dogs are the most loyal of all living beings we have ever discovered.

Some dog lovers with some exceptional musical talent have paid rich tribute to their four-legged companion in songs.

In Shakespeare’s King Lear,  the King appears to imagine the presence of dogs around him. Even Shakespeare was no exception to dogs.

Yeah, an infinite number of songs celebrate the heartbreak, the love, and the loss of a dog.

Take a minute to go through the most popular dog songs including those you literally did not know were actually written on a canine.

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I Love My Dog - Cat Stevens

  • Artist – Cat Stevens
  • Album – Mathew, and Son
  • Year – 1966

A cool song to announce his love to his favorite dog. Cat Stevens seems to count on his dog’s love for eternity.

This was Cat Stevens first single releasing the year after the hit “Portobello Road” in 1966.

Cat Stevens later admitted that he had originally written the song to Yusef Lateef’s “The Plum Blossom.” The song now includes the name of Yusef Lateef in the credit.

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.All he asks from me is the food to give him strength
All he ever needs is love and that he knows he’ll getSo, I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.All the pay I need comes shining through his eyes
I don’t need no cold water to make me realize thatI love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana…I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana…I love my dog, Baby, I love my dog. Na, na, na
I love my dog, Baby, I love my dog. Na, na, na

Cracker Jack - Dolly Parton

  • Artist – Dolly Parton
  • Album – Jolene
  • Year – 1974

“Jolene” by Dolly Parton released in 1974. The song “Cracker Jack” was part of this album. This song is an excellent composition that pays rich tribute to an amazing companion.

A song inspired by Parton’s not-so-lucky childhood, the “Cracker Jack” song talks about her loving companion that will leave you teary-eyed.

Lyrics-
[Verse 1]
Once I had a little dog
I called him Cracker Jack
He had a spot around one eye
That looked just like a patch
His legs were way too long
And he was awkward as could be
He wasn’t much to look at
But he looked alright to me
I found him by the river bank
Just wondering about
He was cold and hungry
And his ribs were sticking out
I snapped my fingers, whistled
When he came, I picked him up
I was just a kid, and Cracker Jack was just a pup
I took him home and fed him
Till he couldn’t eat no more
I took him to my room
And put a blanket on the floor
After that beside my bed
Is where he’d always sleep
Each night in my prayers
I prayed the lord his soul to keep[Chorus]
Cracker Jack
The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack
But he was more than that
A play mate, a companion
He was love and understanding
That was Cracker Jack
The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack
But he was more than that
Everything a kid could want
I had in Cracker Jack
Verse 2]
Cracker Jack would run to meet me
After school each day
He’d jump and wag his tail
And look at me as if to say
“I love you and I’ve missed you and I’m glad you’re home again”
I knew just how you felt ’cause me and Cracker Jack was friends
Through the woods and fields
We would often roam about
And when we got in trouble
We would help each other out
I could run almost as fast as Cracker Jack could run
We had a lot in common and we had a lot of fun
He was always with me when I was growing up
We shared each other’s good times
And we shared each other’s love
He only lives in memories now
But often I think back
To the days of childhood
The days of Cracker Jack[Chorus]
Cracker Jack
The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack
But he was more than that
A play mate, a companion
He was love and understanding
That was Cracker Jack
The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack
But he was more then that
Everything a kid could want
I had in Cracker Jack

Man Of The Hour - Norah Jones

  • Artist – Norah Jones
  • Album – The Fall
  • Year – 2009

Norah Jones “Man of the Hour” song is all about Ralph, the poodle who happens to be her dedicated friend much more than her human companions.

According to Norah, Ralph is a good poodle dog with an attitude.

Norah Jones love for dogs is a well-known phenomenon. She further says, “I’m crazy about dogs.”

The ice is melting in my glass
There’s a storm out on the ocean
A picture in a golden frame lying cracked and broken
If you lined up all the losers and stood them in my shoes

They’d put me on a pedestal and crown me prince of fools
‘Cause even though you did me wrong, my heart denies the fact
If you give me half a chance, you’ll know I’ll take you back

If there’s a fool born every minute
Then I’m the man of the hour
Seems I’ve been living a lie for so long now
If there’s a spot light then I’m in it

‘Cause I haven’t got the power
To know when love is over
I’m the man of the hour

There’s a time for giving up on love
And a time to stay and fight
I would give anything to be with you tonight
God I must be twisted cause I know your just no good
If you asked me to blind my eyes, then Girl you know I would

If there’s a fool born every minute
Then I’m the man of the hour
Seems I’ve been living a lie for so long now
If there’s a spot light then I’m in it

‘Cause I haven’t got the power
To know when love is over
I’m the man of the hour

Only stabbin’ from my heart let it beat again
In my world of self-illusion only you can stop the pain

Even though you did me wrong, my heart denies the fact
If you give me half a chance, you’ll know I’ll take you back
If there’s a fool born every minute
Then I’m the man of the hour

Seems I’ve been living a lie for so long now
If there’s a spot light then I’m in it
‘Cause I haven’t got the power
To know when love is over
I’m the man of the hour

There’s a fool born every minute
There’s a spot light then I’m in it
There’s a fool born every minute
There’s a spot light then I’m in it
There’s a fool born every minute

Old King - Neil Young

  • Artist – Neil Young
  • Album – Harvest Moon
  • Year – 1992

 

 

Neil Young dedicated this song to his hound Elvis, who used to be a permanent fixture in all his travels, across the country on a tour bus.

Dog lovers agree with Neil Young on the point that they are non-judgemental because of their inborn nature.

Elvis, the hound later went on to travel with another talented singer Jimi Hendrix.

King went a-running after deer
Wasn’t scared of jumping off the truck in high gear
King went a-sniffing and he would go
Was the best old hound dog
I ever did know[Verse 1]
I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
There in my truck the dog and I
Then one day the King up and died
Then I thought about the times we had
Once when I kicked him when he was bad
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history[Verse 2]
That old King was a friend of mine
Never knew a dog that was half as fine
I may find one, you never do know
Because I still got a long way to go
I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history

Martha My Dear - Beatles

  • Artist – Beatles
  • Album – The Beatles (The White Album)
  • Year – 1968

Paul McCartney’s Martha was an Old English sheepdog who received her own song in the album “White Album” in 1968.

Paul loved her so much that he called her his favorite companion.

He also expressed his view on how the great John Lennon looked amazed at his dog love. Martha was an amazing cuddly Old English sheepdog.

Martha my dear
Though I spend my days in conversation
Please, remember me
Martha my love
Don’t forget me
Martha my dear Hold your head up you silly girl
Look what you’ve done!
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girl[Verse]
Take a good look around you
Take a good look, you’re bound to see
That you and me were meant to be for each other
Silly girlHold your hand out you silly girl
See what you’ve done!
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girlMartha my dear
You have always been my inspiration
Please, be good to me
Martha my love
Don’t forget me, Martha, my dear

Planet Dog - Boothby Graffoe

  • Artist – Boothby Graffoe
  • Album – Wot Italian
  • Year – 2003

Boothby Graffoe, the English playwright, songwriter, and comedian is popular for his excellent sense of humor.

Boothby worked with a Canadian Band called “Barenaked Ladies.” In this song, the songwriter asks us to imagine a world where canines are in control.

Yeah, some of the lines can be provocative.

He incorporates his unique guitar playing act into almost all his songs.

Sometimes I Don’t Mind - The Suicide Machines

  • Artist – The Suicide Machines
  • Album – The Suicide Machines
  • Year – 2000

 

 

The Suicide Machines band made its debut in the year 1991 and later disbanded in 2006.

Chewy, the lead bass player Nunley’s Boston Terrier was the cynosure of all eyes. This dog also joins in at the end of the song.

There’s something with the way you walk
There’s something there that lights a spark inside of me
And it makes me want to sing
Makes me forget everything
There’s something there inside your eyes
Lets me know you’d never lie
You fill me up and I know what you need
Do you know what you mean to me?Well I watch you sleep sometimes and it feels like the first time
And you’re always on my mind
Everyday is like the first day
And I talk to you sometimes even though you never talk back
And I buy you things sometimes ’cause I don’t mindThere’s something strange, I can’t get mad
Even when you’re being bad – just look at me, and I forget everything
I try but I can’t be mean
You sit by me and I scratch your back
You lick my hands then I get a rash, but that’s okay
Because we, we are a team
You make a mess and then I cleanWell I watch you sleep sometimes and it feels like the first time
And you’re always on my mind
Everyday is like the first day
And I talk to you sometimes even though you never talk back
And I buy you things sometimes ’cause I don’t mindThere’s something with the way you act
Makes me laugh when you chase the cats
You chase ’em around
And when it’s close to feeding time, you stare at me and whine
You won’t lay down, you’ll hardly sit
I give you a bath when you smell like shit
But you don’t mind
And we go out every now and then
And when you’re done then we come back inWell I watch you sleep sometimes and it feels like the first time
And you’re always on my mind
Everyday is like the first day
And I talk to you sometimes even though you never talk back
And I buy you things sometimes ’cause I don’t mind
Yeah I don’t mind
Yeah I don’t mind

My Dog And Me - John Hiatt

  • Artist – John Hiatt
  • Album – Beneath This Gruff Exterior
  • Year – 2003

Rocker-country star John Hiatt loves life and enjoys life with a dog companion. My Dog and Me is one such song that looks cool to hear.

She marked our trail
Up the back bone ridge
How many times can one dog pee
She keeps me high as an eagle
When I’m on the skids
I guess you gotta come down eventuallyBuddy I coulda gone that extra mile
For an extra bark or an extra smile
’cause I never felt so free
It was just my dog and meThen she gives me that look
Like she’d lay down her life
No doubt she would in a minute, man
She’d face the bullet
Oh she’d face the knife
Just to keep my butt from the fryin’ panNow she’s runnin’ up ahead to chase some deer
Comes back to tell that coast is clear
It’s a different world I see
When it’s just my dog and meThere’s a rabbit on the run
Man and beast ans sky and sun
Who’s talking to the birds in the trees
Why its just my dog and me
Now it looks like we’ve been makin’ tracks
From the crack of dawn
To the end of the day
So its nice and easy down the devil’s back
She wouldn’t know
Any other wasSo its over that ridge for one last mile
’til we’re fast asleep by the fire side
Dreamin’ these dreams for free
Just my dog and me

Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - Lobo

  • Artist – Lobo
  • Album – Introducing Lobo
  • Year – 1971

This song released in the year 1971. The singer wrote the lyrics under a different name, Kent LaVoie. This track reached the fifth position in Billboard charts.

I remember to this day
The bright red Georgia clay
And how it stuck to the tires
After the summer rain
Will power made that old car go
A woman’s mind told me that so
Oh how I wish
We were back on the road againMe and you and a dog named Boo
Travelling and living off the land
Me and you and a dog named Boo
How I love being a free manI can still recall
The wheat fields of St. Paul
And the morning we got caught
Robbing from an old hen
Old McDonald he made us work
But then he paid us for what it was worth
Another tank of gas
And back on the road againMe and you and a dog named Boo
Travelling and living off the land
Me and you and a dog named Boo
How I love being a free manI’ll never forget the day
We motored stately into big L.A
The lights of the city put settling
Down in my brain
Though it’s only been a month or so
That old car’s bugging us to go
We’ve gotta get away and get back on
The road againMe and you and a dog named Boo
Travelling and living off the land
Me and you and a dog named Boo
How I love being a free man

Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton

  • Artist – Big Mama Thornton
  • Year – 1952

Willie Mae Thornton popularly called Big Mama Thornton was a special rhythm and blues songwriter and singer.

Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog” which released in 1952 got a huge response from the public with record sales reaching almost two and a half million copies.

Big Mama received a lukewarm reception for the song “Hound Dog” still baffles countless music lovers.

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin’ ’round my door
You ain’t nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin’ ’round my door
You can wag your tail
But I ain’t gonna feed you no more[Verse 1]
You told me you was high class
But I could see through that
She told me you was high class
But I could see through that
And daddy I know
You ain’t no real cool cat[Chorus]
You ain’t nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin’ ’round my door
You ain’t nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin’ ’round my door
You can wag your tail
But I ain’t gonna feed you no more[Verse 2]
You made me feel so blue
You made me weep and moan
You made me feel so blue
You made me weep and moan
Cause you ain’t looking for a woman
All you’re lookin’ is for a home[Chorus]
You ain’t nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin’ ’round my door
You ain’t nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin’ ’round my door
You can wag your tail
But I ain’t gonna feed you no more

Old Blue - The Byrds

  • Artist – The Byrds
  • Album – Byrds & Mr. Hyde
  • Year – 1969

An American folk song, this song originated in the late 18th or early 19th century. There are several versions of this song and a series of covers have been released so far.

This album was special in a way that some of the tracks in this album featured “Stringbender.”

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 tooOld 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 himBye bye Blue
You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog youWhen 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 nameBye bye Blue You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog youMy 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 BlueBye bye Blue
You good dog you
Bye bye Blue
You good dog you

Feed Jake - Pirates of the Mississippi

  • Artist – Pirates of the Mississippi
  • Album – Pirates of the Mississippi
  • Year – 1990

The band “Pirates of the Mississippi” disbanded in 1996 but the song “Feed Jake” is still popular amongst dog lovers.

Written by Danny, the song reached number 15 in the Billboard Hot Singles and Track.

I’m standing at the crossroads in life, and I don’t know where to go
You know you’ve got my heart babe, but my music’s got my soul
Let me play it one more time, I’ll tell the truth and make it rhyme
And hope they understand me[Chorus]
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake, feed Jake, he’s been a good dog
My best friend right through it all, if I die before I wake
Feed Jake[Verse 2]
Now Broadway’s like a sewer, bums and hookers everywhere
Wino passed out on the sidewalk, doesn’t anybody care?
Some say he’s worthless, just let him be
But I for one would have to disagree
And so would their mamas[Chorus]
Now I lay me down to sleep, and pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake, feed Jake, he’s been a good dog
My best friend right through it all, if I die before I wake
Feed Jake[Verse 3]
Now If you get an ear pierced, some will call you gay
But if you drive a pick-up, they’ll say “No, you must be straight”
What we are and what we ain’t, what we can and what we can’t
Does it really matter?Now I lay me down to sleep, and pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake, feed Jake, he’s been a good dog
My best friend right through it all, if I die before I wake
Feed Jake
If I die before I wake, feed Jake (x3)

The More Boys I Meet - Carrie Underwood

  • Artist – Carrie Underwood
  • Album – Carnival Ride
  • Year – 2007

This song truly communicates with your true emotions. Highlighting the freedom a dog gives, Carrie drives home the point that it’s always better to hang out with a dog.

The More Boys I Meet
This boy here wants to move too fast
He sees my future as having a past
Well, I don’t think so
I don’t think so[Verse 2]
That boy there, well he’s playing a fool
He thinks he’s funny and he thinks he’s cool
Well, I don’t think so
I don’t think so[Verse 3]
Cheap date, bad taste, another night gone to waste
Talking about nothing in so many words
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
‘Cause I’ll give anyone a shot once[Chorus]
And I, I close my eyes
And, I kiss that frog
Each time finding
The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog[Verse 4]
Here’s this guy, thinks he’s bad to the bone
He wants to pick me up and take me home
Well, I don’t think so
I don’t think so
[Verse 5]
Cage fights, PlayStation, X-Games, Raider Nation
Oversize pants with an ego to match
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
‘Cause I’ll give anyone a shot once[Chorus]
And I, I close my eyes
And, I kiss that frog
Each time finding
The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog[Verse 6]
Why can’t they be like the one’s that mean everything to me?
The warm and loyal, open and friendly
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
‘Cause I’ll give anyone a shot once[Chorus]
I close my eyes
And, I kiss that frog
Each time finding
The more boys I meet, the more I love my…
I close my eyes
And, I kiss that frog
Each time findin’
The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog

Little Boys Grow Up And Dogs Get Old - Luke Bryan

  • Artist – Luke Bryan
  • Album – Kill the Lights
  • Year – 2015

Nothing in this world can replace the dog. With people, fights and compromises are not ruled out.

A dog is a dog and will be there for you even if you behave badly or scold her until she breathes her last.

Luke hits a six with this feel-good emotional song.

For all the dog lovers and duck hunters, old and young, this good song is mainly for you.

Bandit was a black lab, Daddy brought home
He said, “Son he’s yours from now on”
Bandit looked at me and he cocked his head
Slept at night on the foot of my bed
All that year, I can see him still
Chasing after me, nipping at my heels
Down to the bus stop, my new best friend
Still waiting right there when I got home again[Chorus]
And I thought we would be together
Go on and on just like that, forever
But I was young back then
I guess I just didn’t know
Little boys grow up and dogs get old[Verse 2]
He was my sidekick through thick and thin
And he’d bark at my fish when I’d reel ’em in
Summers came and went and we grew like weeds
And I don’t know if I raised him or he raised me[Chorus]
And I thought we would be together
Go on and on just like that, forever
But I was young back then
How was I supposed to know
Little boys grow up and dogs get old[Bridge]
He was fourteen when I left for Tennessee
And he came down the front porch steps a little slow
I got down to hug his neck
Said “you take care of Mom and Dad, ’til I get home”
“And be a good boy”
“Now you be a good boy”[Chorus]
And I thought we would be together
Go on and on just like that, forever
But I was young back then
God I wish I didn’t know
Little boys grow up and dogs get old

Old Shep - Elvis Presley

  • Artist – Elvis Presley
  • Album – Elvis
  • Year – 1956

According to sources,  Elvis Presley, the then 10-year old sang “Old Shep” at a fair. He came in the fifth spot. Once again performing this song as a teenager at his school show,  he was praised for his performance.

When I was a lad
And old Shep was a pup
Over hills and meadows we’d stray
Just a boy and his dog
We were both full of fun
We grew up together that way[Verse 2]
I remember the time at the old swimmin’ hold
When I would have drowned beyond doubt
But old Shep was right there
To the rescue he came
He jumped in and then pulled me out[Verse 3]
As the years fast did roll
Old Shep he grew old
His eyes were fast growing dim
And one day the doctor looked at me and said
I can do no more for him Jim[Verse 4]
With hands that were trembling
I picked up my gun
And aimed it at Shep’s faithful head
I just couldn’t do it
I wanted to run
I wish they would shoot me instead[Verse 5]
He came to my side
And looked up at me
And laid his old head on my knee
I had struck the best friend that a man ever had
I cried so I scarcely could see[Verse 6]
Old Shep he has gone
Where the good doggies go
And no more with old Shep will I roam
But if dogs have a heaven
There’s one thing I know
Old Shep has a wonderful home

Old Grey Dog - Jimmy Scott

Artist – Jimmy Scott

A sad song for the broken heart.

Get out your hankies or you will wet your clothes with tears.  One of a kind tearjerker song!

Gypsy, Joe, And Me - Dolly Parton

  • Artist – Dolly Parton
  • Album – My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
  • Year – 1969

Like most of Dolly Parton’s country songs, this is all about an unlucky woman who loses not only her man but also her dog.

[Verse 1]
We might have slept in a rail yard or camped by the river bank
We fed ourselves from the fruit of the land
And quenched our thirst with rain
We never did allow no roots to grow beneath our feet
Life just had no pattern for Gypsy Joe and me
All we had was each other and the rags upon our back
The closest thing to a home we new was some abandoned shack
But we had all we needed and the rest we didn’t need
Life was free and simple for Gypsy Joe and me
Now Gypsy was my little dog, I found by the road in a ditch
And so I named him Gypsy, cause that name just seemed to fit
Oh and Joe he was my man, the flower of my soul
Thou he never said he loved me, I just always seemed to know
While standing by the highway, thumbing for a ride
The speeding wheels of a passing car, took Gypsy’s life
I lost him where I found him and his loss was misery
Now there’s no more Gypsy, there’s just Joe and me[Verse 2]
Well the winter came and the snow did fall
And the night was cold and still
And the rags we wore were not enough
And Joe he caught the chill
And he told me how he loved me
And in my arms he went to sleep
Now there’s no more Gypsy, no more Joe, there’s just me[Verse 3]
While standing here on the edge of this bridge
Looking down I see
The face of Joe and Gypsy, looking’ back at me
And somewhere in the distance I can hear them calling me
Tonight we’ll be together again
Gypsy, Joe and me

Like My Dog - Billy Currington

  • Artist – Billy Currington
  • Album – Enjoy Yourself
  • Year – 2010

This song reached 24th position on the Billboard Songs chart. Written by Scotty Emerick, it was recorded by American country singer Billy Currington.

Billy Currington wants his GF to love him like the way his dog loves him.

[Verse 1]
He never tells me that he’s sick of this house
He never says why don’t you get off that couch?
He don’t cost me nothing when he wants to go out
I want you to love me like my dog
He never says I need a new attitude
Him and my sister ain’t always in a feud
When I leave the seat up he don’t think that it’s rude
I want you to love me like my dog does baby[Chorus]
When I come home, want you to just go crazy
He never looks at me like he might hate me
I want you to love me like my dog[Verse 2]
He never acts like he don’t care for my friends
He never asks me where in the hell have you been?
He don’t play dead when I want to pet him
I want you to love me like my dog does honey
He never says “I wish you made more money”
He always thinks that pull my finger’s funny
I want you to love me like my dog
He don’t get mad at me and throw a major fit
When I say his sister is a bitch[Chorus]
When I come home, want you to just go crazy
He never looks at me like he might hate me
I want you to love me like my dog[Outro]
I want you to love me like my dog does baby

Lilly - Pink Martini

  • Artist – Pink Martini
  • Album – Hang on Little Tomato
  • Year – 2004

The group Pink Martini was founded by Oregon’s leading piano player Thomas Lauderdale. The vocalists include Storm  Large and China Forbes.

This little musical group fuses classical music, jazz, Latin music, and pop in this rich tribute to a canine.

Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
One day she passed him by
A twinkle in her eye
He said ” she was meant for me!”
But when he turned around
He lost what he had found
Oh where can his Lilly be?
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
He searched the city streets
He tempted her with treats
But nobody stopped to taste them
Some are in his pocket
Some are in a locket
He couldn’t bring himself to waste them
Ever since she’s gone
Some days he can’t go on
She runined for another
Pressed up against the glass
He prays that she will pass
Now he’s living with his mother
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
Stay, stay, stay, stay

I Love My Dog - Sublime

  • Artist – Sublime
  • Album – Sublime
  • Year – 1996

Most of the songs created by this band are too explicit in nature. The listeners would be familiar with the rich sound of Dalmatian.

I love, I love my dog
Yes, I love, I love my dog
And I love, I love my dog
Walkin’ on, walkin’ down babylon way
Got to keep going straight
Got to love my lady love
Got to keep going away
And I love my dog
Gots to keep it going straight
I love my dog
Got to keep being a man
And I love, I love my dog
And I love, I love my dog
Yes, I love, I love my dog
I love my dog
Got to keep it going straight
And I love my dog
Got to keep my PLA
I love my dog
I love my dog

The Dog Song - Nellie McKay

  • Artist – Nellie McKay
  • Album – Get Away from Me
  • Year – 2004

It is not new that songs are based on dogs. She sings about Joey, a mutt that appeared from nowhere on her doorstep. Nellie’s mother helped create an organization called “Voices for Animals” that fought for the right of animals in the circus.

Recommended Read: Fundamental Rights Of Pets

I’m just a walkin’ my dog
singin’ my song
strollin’ along
It’s just me and my dog
catchin’ some sun
we can’t go wrong
My life was lonely and blue
yeah I was sad as a sailor
I was an angry ‘un too
Then there was you
appeared, when I was entangled
with youth, and fear, and nerves
jingle jangled
vermouth and beer
were gettin’ me mangled up
But then I looked in your eyes
and I was no more a failure
you looked so wacky and wise
and I said, lord I’m happy
’cause I’m just a walkin’ my dog
singin’ my song
strollin’ along
it’s just me and my dog
catchin’ some sun
we can’t go wrong
’cause I don’t care ’bout your hatin’ and your doubt
and I don’t care what the politicians spout
if you need a companion
well just go right to the pound
and find yourself a hound
and make that doggie proud
’cause that’s what it’s all about
My life was tragic and sad
I was the archetypal loser
I was a pageant gone bad
Then there was you on time
and wagging your tail
in the cutest mime
and you was in jail
I said woof, be mine
and you gave a wail
and then I was no longer alone
and I was no more a boozer
we’ll make the happiest home
and I said lord I’m happy
’cause I’m just a walkin’ my dog
singin’ my song
strollin’ along
it’s just me and my dog
catchin’ some sun
we can’t go wrong
’cause I don’t care ’bout your hatin’ and your doubt
and I don’t care what the politicians spout
if you need a companion
why just go on by the pound
and find yourself a hound
and make that doggie proud
’cause that’s what it’s all about
that’s what it’s all about
that’s what it’s all about
that’s what it’s all a bow-wow-wow
that’s what it’s all about
(pant) (pant) (pant) (pant) (pant) good dog

Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog - Jane Siberry

  • Artist – Jane Siberry
  • Album – Bound by the Beauty
  • Year – 1989

A cool pet song dedicated to her pet, Canadian singer Jane Silbery shines majestically throughout the song.

Everything reminds me of my dog
The guy in the store reminds me of my dog
Telephones remind me of my dog yoohoo
Taxicabs remind me too
If you remind me of my dog
We’ll probably git along little doggie
Git along git along little doggie git a
Smiling at strangers reminds me of my dog
Better let them know you’re friendly
The way people dress reminds me too
Pissing on their favourite tree
Sad things remind me of my dog
Cockroaches and other insects
Remind me too, don’t eat them
The blank expression of the little boy
With thick glasses who picks
Himself up from the sidewalk
And stands there blinking in the sun
Ho oh
Like the man on the subway
Sitting across from me
And every time I looked at him he smiled
And by the time
I got to the end of the subway line
I ‘d given him at least oh 25 cookies
Guys in bars remind me of my dog
The way it takes you so long
To choose the perfect table
If you remind me of my dog
We’ll probably git along little doggie
Git along git along little doggie git a
Me and my ferocious dog
We’re walking down the street
And everyone we meet says
“Ach yer a goot doogie
“Ach yer a goot doogie
“Ach yer a goot doogie
Except when we go for a walk
To get the Sunday paper
I stand there and read the headlines
He reads the wind
Sometimes he hits a funny smell and laughs
I hate it when he does that- I feel so dumb
What? what? I say
Everything reminds me of my dog
Beautiful things
Sunsets remind me of my dog
Gina go to your window
Einstein reminds me of me dog
I want to pat his fluffy head
This whole world reminds me of my dog
My dog reminds me of this whole world
Do I remind you of a dog? thump thump
I do? faster thump thump
Skyscrapers remind me of my dog
Sitting in the tall grass waiting for a rabbit
Guys in red cameros too
It’s getting to be a habit
Artists remind me of my dog
Staking out their originality on the nearest tree
Old folks remind me of my dog
My dog reminds old people of their dogs
Barfy, Ruffo, Beanhead
Gina says I remind her of the dog
The that way I just did that
Golfers teeing off remind me of my dog
The way he sits by me and shifts on his front paws
What is it you want? look at it
Do you want to go for a walk? do you want a cookie?
Do you want me to dial the number for you?

I’m Gonna Buy Me a Dog - The Monkees

  • Artist – The Monkees
  • Album – The Monkees
  • Year – 1966

The song was penned by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce. This song gained popularity due to the adlibbing performed by Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz.

Now?
You know my girl now?
No?
You know my girl just called me up
And she woke me from my sleep
You should have heard the things she said
You know she hurt my feelings deep
I’m gonna buy me a dog
A dog? A dog
Why? Why?
‘Cause I need a friend now
Babe, you need all the friends
You can get, I’m tellin’ you
I’m gonna buy me a dog
My girl, my girl, don’t love me no how
Don’t ruin my song man
It’s the only song I have
It was ruined when it was wrote
Uh, where’s the verse?
She used to bring me my, my newspaper
You don’t even know where it’s at
‘Cause she knew where it was at
She used to keep me so contented
But I can teach a dog to do that
I’m gonna buy me a dog
You couldn’t teach a dog to do that
You can only train elephants
‘Cause I need a friend now
I need a friend now, now, yeah
I’m gonna buy me a dog
A dog, here Rover, Fido, Spot!
My girl, my girl, don’t love me no how
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, hike!
Eight, nine
Hike!
Hike!
I was late on that one
I just got back from Africa, you know
I was playing cards with the natives
Oh, Zulus?
No, I usually won, ah, ah, ah!
I wish I had a glass of water
Why? Ya thirsty?
No. I want to see if my neck leaks
I’d buy a raccoon, but John already has one
Thirty-five bucks
Where do I come in, here?
I, I’m gonna buy me a dog
Dog!
A dog hmm!
Yeah!
As I need a friend now
Yeah, yeah!
Boop, boop, sh-bop, bop, ramalama
I’m gonna buy me a dog
Want my girl?
My girl, don’t love me no how, how
Now, now brown cow
I think I’m gonna buy me a dog, yes sir
I’m gonna buy me a dog
If I was looking for a word to describe what I’m gonna buy
I think ‘dog’ would be the word
Would it? Would it be dog?
It would be dog
Definitely dog
It would come springing from my lips
‘Dog’
Springing from!
Let’s get out of here
Springing from my
It’s alright Tony, can you turn it off please
Can somebody open the door and let us out?
They are coming to take us away!

Seamus The Dog - Pink Floyd

  • Artist – Pink Floyd
  • Album – Meddle
  • Year – 1971

Seamus was one of those lucky dogs who entered the studios during a recording.

Seamus, a German Shepherd owned by Steve Marriot.  The song received widespread criticism and Pink Floyd hardly played that song on stage due to doggie and other technical reasons.

I was in the kitchen,
Seamus, that’s the dog, was outside
Well, I was in the kitchen,
Seamus, my old hound, was outside
Well, the sun sinks slowly
But my old hound just sat right down and cried

The Puppy Song - Harry Nilsson

  • Artist – Harry Nilsson
  • Album – Harry
  • Year – 1969

Harry Nilsson’s songs carry importance for their lyrical portion. He agrees that the key to happiness is to own a pet dog.

Dreams are nothing more than wishes
And a wish’s just a dream
You wish to come true, woah-oh
If only I could have a puppy
I’d call myself so very lucky
Just to have some company
To share a cup of tea with me
I’d take my puppy everywhere
La, la, la, la, I wouldn’t care
Then we’ll stay away from crowds
With signs that said “no dogs allowed”
Oh we, I know he’d never bite me
Up, la, la, la, la, la, ooh
We, I know he’d never bite me
Up, la, oh
If only I could have a friend
Who’ll stick with me until the ned
And walk along beside the sea
To share a bit of moon with me
I’d take my friend most everywhere
La, la, la, la, I wouldn’t care
And we’ll stay away from crowds
With signs that said “no friends allowed”
Oh we, we’d be so happy to be
Up, la, la, la, la, la, ooh
We, we’d be so happy to be together
But dreams are nothing more than wishes
And a wish’s just a dream you wish to come true
Whoa-whoa-ooh, ah, ah, ah
Dreams are nothing more than wishes (your wish will come true)
And a wish is just a dream (your wish will come true)
You wish to come true (your wish will come true)
(Your wish will come true, your wish will come true)
Woah-woah, ooh (your wish to come true, your wish will come through)
Dreams are nothing more than wishes (your wish will come true)
And a wish is just a dream (your wish will come true)
You wish to come true
(Your wish will come true, woahwoah, ooh)

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