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almeriastrings
Feb-07-2018, 1:52am
Have an upcoming benefit concert for a dog rescue... so, need a few songs featuring dogs... nothing too miserable (so that's 'Echo Mountain' out for starters).

Already added 'Walkin' the dog' (Hot Rize) to the set list...

'Me and ol' Pete' might give rise to cultural confusion here, so that's out - though I like it....

Any other suggestions for 'user friendly' songs about dogs?

OneChordTrick
Feb-07-2018, 1:57am
How about "Love me, love my dog"?

Beanzy
Feb-07-2018, 2:29am
These suggestions might count as animal cruelty if you inflict them on an audience;

BaHa Men “who let the dogs out?”


Donny Osmond - Puppy Love


Bit of Floyd? ;


But more likely you cold get your hips swivelling to deliver this one;



Or a bit of Marvyn Gaye

OneChordTrick
Feb-07-2018, 2:49am
In the same irreverant vein:

The Stooges:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqnXTqg8I

More helpfully but perhaps a little poignant?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMT0NVvBnzE

almeriastrings
Feb-07-2018, 2:54am
Er... yikes. Yes. That is why I posted in the "Bluegrass, etc" category, guys...

OneChordTrick
Feb-07-2018, 3:20am
:redface: sorry

Beanzy
Feb-07-2018, 3:51am
:grin: but the only thing I could think of was Old Friend by the Carrivick Sisters or “Get Down Shep” by the Barron Knights nobody knows those tunes.

grassrootphilosopher
Feb-07-2018, 4:06am
Er... yikes. Yes. That is why I posted in the "Bluegrass, etc" category, guys...

He, he, he...! (Derail alert) Bluegrass is what you make of it...

(back to Sirius, er I mean serious)

You can always have yourself some Salty Dog:



It´s interesting what Mississippi John Hurt makes out of it:



As you know it was written by Wiley and Zeke Morris:



Give `em a tear jerker from Dolly Parton (Gipsy, Joe and me):



Hank is always good for dogs (Move It On Over):



or Howling At The Moon (Hank III version):



Old Blue :



Homer and Jethro never dissapoint (How Much Is That Hound Dog In The Window):



... you remember a dog named Boo?



... this could keep you busy for a while.

William Smith
Feb-07-2018, 4:21am
How about Old Dog by Phil Rosenthal or I want my Dog Back by?

grassrootphilosopher
Feb-07-2018, 4:40am
I forgot Bird Dog (my kids love this song):



We must not forget Jimmy Martin (Run Pete Run):



Referrence to junk yard dogs in Big Bad Leroy Brown:



See your Dog Trey (Blue Ridge Mountain Blues):



Old Shep of course:



The kid dies, the dog lives (Darling Little Joe):



Hellhound On My Trail:



Whoops... took the wrong pill ... (Andy mein Freund [Andy My Friend]):



That´s all for now (from the top of my head)

Have fun. Post your setlist.

Drew Egerton
Feb-07-2018, 8:19am
This is a good one for a laugh :))

UsuallyPickin
Feb-07-2018, 9:05am
Old Shep Johnny Cash and Old Blue Byrds ........ R/

jaycat
Feb-07-2018, 9:09am
Just about any Rufus Thomas song... we grass this one up at our jam...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6AZNywvF-s

Bigfoot Fingers
Feb-07-2018, 9:23am
"Bugler." One of the last songs sung by Clarence White when he was with the Byrds. A real tearjerker.

MikeEdgerton
Feb-07-2018, 9:29am
Old Blue (Had an old dog and his name was blue) - old folk song

Candy man/Salty dog

I shot your dog (Fred Eaglesmith).... well maybe not this one.

BluesPreacher
Feb-07-2018, 12:40pm
Yea. "Old Shep" and "Salty Dog". "Salty Dog" especially can lend itself to the 'Grass.

tiltman
Feb-07-2018, 3:06pm
Old Nashville Bluegrass Band..."Dog House Blues"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r4ev-Ymc8A

Joseph Baker
Feb-07-2018, 3:18pm
https://youtu.be/mLORXP1xFaw

This is the link for the 1978 album Mike Auldridge & Old Dog.
Starting at 10:30 is the song Old Dog.
Good song on a pretty good album!

Joseph Baker

mandowilli
Feb-07-2018, 3:26pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZBhDF5SIPg

grassrootphilosopher
Feb-07-2018, 4:04pm
Dog House Blues... that´s a good one!

Martin Ohrt
Feb-07-2018, 4:54pm
Grandpa Jones - Old Rattler ;)

Kevin Stueve
Feb-07-2018, 4:59pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FepiOit0DSg

Steve Lavelle
Feb-07-2018, 5:31pm
I haven't seen this Monkees' tune (I'm Gonna Buy Me a Dog) mentioned yet. I definitely hear this as bluegrass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSJC-YDcS80

soliver
Feb-07-2018, 6:14pm
“Rabbit in a Log” maybe?

Lyrics go something like “... got a rabbit in a log and I ain’t got no dog...”


https://youtu.be/CzAGTBZM4dg

jesserules
Feb-07-2018, 7:11pm
"Bird Dog" by the definitely almost bluegrass Everly Bros:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtkT0o-kscQ

Charles E.
Feb-07-2018, 8:44pm
The Spinney Brothers, " I want my dog back"........

bigbendhiker
Feb-07-2018, 9:41pm
Here's another one. "Tennessee Hound Dog," by The Osborne Brothers.

Mark Wilson
Feb-07-2018, 9:48pm
A tune about dogs in the snow might win the prize

twilson
Feb-07-2018, 10:57pm
Jimmy Martin, Dog Bite Your Hide

Eric Hanson
Feb-08-2018, 1:08am
How about “Ain’t No Bugs On Me”? If I remember right Dawg did the tune, along with Jerry Garcia.

Michael Neverisky
Feb-08-2018, 4:17am
https://youtu.be/218tAJxg-jA

Mandocarver
Feb-08-2018, 5:48am
"My Dog and Me" by John Hiatt, great song

Frankdolin
Feb-08-2018, 7:30am
This version of "Old Shep" was my first youtube post. No mandolin, sorry.:mandosmiley:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adIw1WIXprQ

Frankdolin
Feb-08-2018, 7:33am
This is a fun song...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e_oOvEIHJw

Charles E.
Feb-08-2018, 8:24am
A tune about dogs in the snow might win the prize

Well there is "Yellow Snow" by Frank Zappa. ;)

Timbofood
Feb-08-2018, 1:49pm
Frankdolin, the Red Peter tune is not particularly clever in my opinion, just crass.
Just sayin’ family friendly forum and all.

Frankdolin
Feb-08-2018, 3:10pm
Frankdolin, the Red Peter tune is not particularly clever in my opinion, just crass.
Just sayin’ family friendly forum and all.

Your probably right. My bad.

Mark Gunter
Feb-10-2018, 5:36pm
Here's one we do that always gets good response from bluegrass audiences

Edit: Oops, I didn't see Charles E. already posted this one :redface:

jesserules
Feb-10-2018, 7:23pm
He, he, he...! (Derail alert)
Give `em a tear jerker from Dolly Parton (Gipsy, Joe and me):






Singer's loved one dies: check
Singer's dog dies: check
Singer dies: check

Yep - it's a country song!

allenhopkins
Feb-11-2018, 12:53pm
One of my favorites, by Bruce "Utah" Phillips (you can skip the train sound effects; his whole Good Though album had train noises interspersed with the music):

Timbofood
Feb-11-2018, 3:48pm
I saw Bruce do that tune maybe half a dozen times, every time it would raise the hair on the back of my neck! I miss his stage presence and his after the show “approachability”. He made a kid of 17 feel as much a part of the group as if I’d been playing for thirty years! I really thought his old Guild F-50 was one fabulous guitar too!

GTison
Feb-12-2018, 8:33am
Here's one my daughters loved. "Dog" by Eddie and Martha Adcock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzMwO7N-gdw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzMwO7N-gdw

RichM
Feb-12-2018, 8:55am
This is a favorite, and would adjust nicely to a bluegrass treatment.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1vfWjRxo1Y

hobotom
Feb-12-2018, 9:07am
Towser Jenkins by Jim Ringer

Timbofood
Feb-12-2018, 11:07am
Thanks Hobotom!
“Once I had a yeller Dog, his name was Towser Jenkins.
The butcher cut his tail off with a cleaver.
Towser had his mark on every dog in town,
And once he’d had his bite, he’d never leave her.”
Great song!

fiddler2007
Mar-04-2018, 2:57am
we played this in the 90 with the $ide$how:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz0B-_zw3sQ&t=0s&list=PLTG5aX27eCv5hy4FTur4aFdlPWcRuEHGd&index=1
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mandocrucian
Mar-04-2018, 8:35am
"Down To Seeds and Stems Again" (Commander Cody)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKBENTm2yZo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQPGxiICF28


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaStAAOUao8

Mandobart
Mar-04-2018, 4:48pm
Here are some of my favorites:

Bill Staines classic, "Old Dogs"



Kurt Fortmeyer "My Dog Jesus"


And by Fred Eaglesmith, "He's a Good Dog"

Dacraw54
Mar-05-2018, 10:25pm
B I N G O...

Will ye go Lassie go...

Timbofood
Mar-06-2018, 8:03am
I can’t believe B-I-N-G-O didn’t come up before now!

CarlM
Mar-06-2018, 12:31pm
It is surprising no one has brought up any of the Dawg Music things like:

DawggyMountain Breakdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t7cWu5imUo

Or Dawgma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJSvopovYDc

Or Bow Wow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvlTDykxoTQ

Jim_G
Mar-06-2018, 1:08pm
Old Blue by the late, great Dave Van Ronk:

https://youtu.be/LC6KQ8n-JlM

Richard Singleton
Mar-06-2018, 1:22pm
"The Hound Dog from Harlan" as done by Big Country Bluegrass is a favorite of mine.

jesserules
Mar-06-2018, 2:19pm
It is surprising no one has brought up any of the Dawg Music things like:

Or Bow Wow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvlTDykxoTQ

Oh well heck then -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBN19FnT13Y

grassrootphilosopher
Mar-23-2018, 7:11am
Got a setlist? ....

and...

... how did the gig go?

Steve VandeWater
Mar-23-2018, 11:13am
I realize it's an older thread, but I just came across this one today: Lost Dog by Sarah Jarosz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJd1yCMJbsE

Richard J
Mar-23-2018, 2:44pm
Old Blue by J.J. Cale

Northwest Steve
Mar-27-2018, 6:04pm
Might be a little late but my favorite dog song... first heard it around the time we had to put to old friend to sleep. Sung by one of my favorite local bands, unfortunately not longer together.

Just an old dog by Prairie Flyer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gljc-7E7YaM

lflngpicker
Mar-28-2018, 1:03pm
Mr. Bojangles has a verse which glorifies the dog as his foremost companion and is lost at 15 yrs. old later in the story. He then grieves the dog for 20 years. I was new to the mandolin when I recorded this one.
https://youtu.be/hg8ByaazfPw