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Anyone doing 'Bird Dog'???

Bobert 12 Jul 12 - 09:19 PM
GUEST,Lowdenjim 13 Jul 12 - 09:48 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Aug 17 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 08 Aug 17 - 06:22 AM
clueless don 08 Aug 17 - 08:37 AM
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Subject: Anyone doing 'Bird Dog'???
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 09:19 PM

I used to do this song in a country rock style but over the years have done it now and then...

Anyone else doing it???

B~


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Bird Dog'???
From: GUEST,Lowdenjim
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 09:48 AM

Yes - been playing it for many years, but only recently revived it. A great song to liven up an evening...


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Subject: Lyr Add: BIRD DOG (Boudleaux Bryant / Everly Bros.
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Aug 17 - 11:03 AM

It looks like this hasn't been posted at Mudcat before, so....


BIRD DOG
Words and music by Boudleaux Bryant
As recorded by The Everly Brothers, 1958.

Johnny is a joker (he's a bird)
A very funny joker (he's a bird)
But when he jokes my honey (he's a dog)
His jokin' ain't so funny (what a dog)
Johnny is a joker that's a-tryin' to steal my baby (he's a bird dog)

Johnny sings a love song (like a bird)
He sings the sweetest love song (ever heard)
But when he sings to my gal (what a howl)
To me he's just a wolf-dog (on the prowl)
Johnny wants to fly away and puppy-love my baby (he's a bird dog)

Hey, bird dog, get away from my quail
Hey, bird dog, you're on the wrong trail
Bird dog, you better leave my lovey-dove alone
Hey, bird dog, get away from my chick
Hey, bird dog, you better get away quick
Bird dog, you better find a Chicken Little of your own

Johnny kissed a teacher (he's a bird)
He tiptoed up to reach 'er (he's a bird)
Well he's the teacher's pet now (he's a dog)
What he wants he can get now (what a dog)
He even made the teacher let him sit next to my baby (he's a bird dog)

Hey, bird dog.... [repeat as above]


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Bird Dog'???
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 06:22 AM

Written by Boudleaux Bryant
Popular recording by The Everly Brothers
Released 1958
Reached #1 on US, UK, CA, AU charts

Sincerely,
Gargoyle



Matilda Genevieve Scaduto and Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant, as a husband wife team,
wrote over 6,000 songs together. A few of their hits include "Bye Bye Love," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Love Hurts" and "Rocky Top."


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Subject: RE: Anyone doing 'Bird Dog'???
From: clueless don
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 08:37 AM

In the spirit of unimportant comments that add nothing to the discussion, the lyrics posted above give one of the lines as

"Bird dog, you better find a Chicken Little of your own"

But growing up, whenever I heard the Everly Brothers recording, I heard this line as

"Bird dog, you better find a chickadee to love your own"

Of course, I've been wrong before.


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