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Lyr req: Granny does your dog bite?

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Subject: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST,mk
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 12:22 PM

Does anyone know this? Part of the lyrics are "Granny does your dog bite, cat scratch, hen peck.... old grey goose hiss... no child no."


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 12:47 PM

There is Soldier's Joy here in the DT. Is that the one you want?


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: okthen
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 12:57 PM

P.S>

"no but he can give you a nasty suck"


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 03:57 PM

Not that this is any help to you, but do you remember the scene where Peter Sellers is playing Inspector Clouseau...he enters an inn somewhere in Switzerland...there is an unbelievably rustic Swiss innkeeper there and a small dog.

Clouseau observes the dog indulgently, and asks the innkeeper "Does your duoug bite?" Innkeeper says "No." Clouseau attempts to pet the dog which snarls and snaps viciously at him! Clouseau recoils, and says reproachfully to the innkeeper "I thought you said your duoug doesn't bite!"

"That is not my dog," replies the innkeeper.

I love that scene.

Then there's the one with Cato...but I won't keep you...


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 03:59 PM

There is a popular march in the Ct. Fife and Drum community by that name. I could get you the tune if thats what your looking for. Marc


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 04:51 PM

Little Hawk, don't worry, it's not just you- that was the first thing that went through my mind when I saw the thread title. We quote it regularly, complete with outrageous accent.

mk, sorry to be of no help- just a bit of silliness. At least we're keeping it at the top of the threads!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST,Luther
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 05:15 PM

You might ask this question on rec.music.country.old-time, someone there can probably help you track it down. There's an old fiddle tune called "Granny Does Your Dog Bite", don't know the lyrics, but it may be what you're looking for.


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 05:52 PM

Just go look at Soldier's Joy, clickie above. The last verse has this line.


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 10:57 PM

"Granny" was a popular fiddle tune in the 1850s, and was adapted by Military Fife-and-Drum Corps on both sides of the Civil War. It is a regular part of the repitoire of the 3rd Maine Regimental Field Music (F&DC) Reenactment Unit, of which I am a Member. It has a really kickin' rudimental drum beat to it - particularly the bass, which really thunders. I too would like to know the lyrics; all I know is "Granny will yer dawg baht?; Hellfahre, no!". On the Ken Burns CW series, a historian recalls how when one Volunteer Regiment had all of it's Musicians shot down in battle, one enteprising Infantryman with a fiddle approached the Commanding Officer with the offer to "fiddle the boys in" on the next charge... which he did, to a rousing rendition of "Granny". It was his last tune.

3rd Maine Volunteers Home Page: http://www.powerlink.net/mcgill/


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: PoohBear
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 10:59 PM

That sounds like one of the lines from the chorus of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Grab
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 08:30 AM

PoohBear, it is - it's one of the lines in the chorus. The chorus is all names of fiddle tunes which Johnny and the Devil play. "Devil went back to Georgia" incidentally has a different chorus - same tune but with different fiddle tune names.

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST,mk
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 07:14 PM

I know that it was probably an old fiddle tune, and I also remember something about a story of the song saving some Civil War soldiers. And I know that the C.D.B. song does refer to it. Soilder's Joy is definately not the same song as this (in the way I learned both of them).

I remembered one more line, something about "sow root the tater patch"


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: MMario
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 08:49 AM

I remember hearing this sung a long time ago....each verse was "Granny does your{something something}" and the response to each was "No child, No" I don't know the old fiddle tune, but it certainly sounds like something that could be done to a fiddle tune...


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Subject: RE: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST,Journeyman Alto
Date: 26 Oct 16 - 10:33 AM

"Granny does your dog bite, your hen peck, your rooster fight?
Your turkey walk a rail fence?" "No child no."
"Granny does your dog bite?" "No child no child,
Pappy took his biter off a long time ago."


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: Granny does your dog bite?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Oct 16 - 01:53 PM

Tim Brooks, fiddle player with the Haddenham Hoofers dance side , put words based on dog biting to one of their American tunes ( I forget which ,despite having played it with him !!).Maybe he'd tell you ,if he's still around ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Oct 16 - 10:33 PM

I have friends with VERY dangerous dogs - If you are not VERY careful they will lick you to death


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: Granny does your dog bite?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 06:17 AM

Bubbly - I thought of Tim too when I saw this thread title, because he still plays the tune. I'll let him know about the thread....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST,Tim Brooks
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 07:26 AM

I play a version of this adapted from the several versions printed in Bayard's "Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife" - where is is called 'Granny Will Your Dog Bite"(but I prefer the alliteration of 'does' over 'will )Lyrics quoted in Bayard include 'Granny Will your dog bite? - No child no ' and ' Johnny get your hair cut, hair cut, hair cut, Johnny get your hair cut just like me. Bayard links this tune to Pretty Betty Martin, amongst other titles. A question - it here an English tune called 'Johnny fetch your wife back' - or is that just the title of a dance?


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 08:17 AM

I should add - the words I use - almost entirely my own invention are...

Granny does your dog bite, dog bite, dog bite,
Granny does your dog bite, will bite bite me?
Granny does your dog bite, dog bite, dog bite,
Granny does your dog bite, will bite bite me?

It bit Ma, it bit Pa, it bit Grandad on the knee,
Bit my Brother, Bit my Sister,
Horrid little beggar better not bite me!

Granny does your dog bite, dog bite, dog bite,
Granny does your dog bite, will bite bite me?
Granny does your dog bite, dog bite, dog bite,
Granny does your dog bite, will bite bite me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: Granny does your dog bite?
From: GUEST,Tim Brooks
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 08:25 AM

There is a video of Lawrance and Brooks performing 'Granny doe your dog bite' here:


Granny Does Your Dog Bite


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