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    Default Need more dog songs...

    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?
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    How about "Love me, love my dog"?

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    Default Re: Need more dog songs...

    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
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    Default Re: Need more dog songs...

    In the same irreverant vein:

    The Stooges:



    More helpfully but perhaps a little poignant?


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    Er... yikes. Yes. That is why I posted in the "Bluegrass, etc" category, guys...
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    sorry

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by almeriastrings View Post
    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:



    Itīs 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.
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    Default Re: Need more dog songs...

    How about Old Dog by Phil Rosenthal or I want my Dog Back by?

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    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]):



    Thatīs all for now (from the top of my head)

    Have fun. Post your setlist.
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    This is a good one for a laugh
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    Old Shep Johnny Cash and Old Blue Byrds ........ R/
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    Just about any Rufus Thomas song... we grass this one up at our jam...

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    "Bugler." One of the last songs sung by Clarence White when he was with the Byrds. A real tearjerker.

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    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.
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    Yea. "Old Shep" and "Salty Dog". "Salty Dog" especially can lend itself to the 'Grass.

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    Old Nashville Bluegrass Band..."Dog House Blues"


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    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!

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    Dog House Blues... thatīs a good one!
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    Grandpa Jones - Old Rattler
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    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
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    “Rabbit in a Log” maybe?

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

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    "Bird Dog" by the definitely almost bluegrass Everly Bros:

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

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