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Thread #104452   Message #3362340
Posted By: 12-stringer
11-Jun-12 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Bow Wow Blues (Allen Brothers)
Subject: RE: Origin: Bow Wow Blues (Allen Brothers)
The HHS are doing a slightly tinkered version of the 1922 Cliff Friend -Nat Osborne pop song (the "howl" and "growl" lines are switched, e.g.), and the score gives the lyric just as you have it: "She led me a dog's life then she, Tied a can to me."

Richie linked the sheet music in an '07 post but the URL has changed in the interim, so here's the new one in case someone wants a look before it changes again:

Words and music but no chords, with verse in G, chorus in C; the cover is a keeper.