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Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel

Jack Campin 25 Dec 12 - 03:46 PM
Little Robyn 25 Dec 12 - 11:34 PM
Little Robyn 25 Dec 12 - 11:46 PM
Little Robyn 25 Dec 12 - 11:54 PM
GUEST 08 Aug 16 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,mise 09 Aug 16 - 12:08 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 03:46 PM

Anybody have a tune for this? I can't find it on YouTube.

Background:

hydatids in New Zealand

Composer:

Ken Avery


Text:

By the dog dosing strip at Dunsandel I fell in love with you
My dog was a bit hard to handle and yours was a bit that way too.
I bought in my terrier to get him fixed up
And the more was the merrier when you bought your pup.
By the dog dosing strip at Dunsandel I fell in love with you

By the dog dosing strip at Dunsandel I fell in love with you
By the same little strip at Dunsandel the dogs got so romantic too.
I knew at a glance it was canine romance when the terrier's breath
Came in short pants.
By the dog dosing strip at Dunsandel I fell in love with you

By the dog dosing strip at Dunsandel I'm going to make you mine.
By the dog dosing strip at Dunsandel we'll be tasting the sweet bread and wine.
As the dogs gave a lead just for you and for me,when they both started singing a chained melody.
By the dog dosing strip at Dunsandel I fell in love with you.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: Little Robyn
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 11:34 PM

I've been searching youtube for tracks by Gumboot Tango
- Mike Harding sings it, but not on any that I can find.
If no-one else has it we can probably figure it out in abc but that might take a bit more time.
Robyn and Mitch


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: Little Robyn
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 11:46 PM

If you search for Mike Harding, make sure you put NZ, otherwise you get the wrong fella.
He has quite a lot on youtube but unless it's hidden in a longer track, I haven't found The dog dosing strip. (We have driven past it tho'!)
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: Little Robyn
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 11:54 PM

Start here.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 16 - 04:37 PM

I remember this song, especially on Dog Dosing Day. When the weather was inclement the radio announcer John Craig would say "There will be no dog dosing today, all you dogs can go back to bed".
Would love to hear the song again and am not sure who sang it.


Lois Short


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: GUEST,mise
Date: 09 Aug 16 - 12:08 PM

what is "dog dosing"? (I thought this was going to be about drugging racing greyhounds!)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Aug 16 - 12:26 PM

My first link vanished.

Google "hydatids nz". The disease (lethal to sheep and humans) is caused by a parasite that uses dogs as an essential part of its life cycle. It was eliminated by testing every dog in New Zealand at regular intervals - they were given a laxative/parasiticide and tied up at the testing strips (near every town) until they produced something that could be inspected. The point of the song is that it was the most unromantic place imaginable to meet the love of your life.

We had classes about hydatids at primary school. Extremely graphic. I nearly fainted.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: GUEST,Chris McIlraith
Date: 04 Jul 17 - 10:53 PM

I recall the tune from way back, but not sure that i could play it on any instrument.
One singer was a guy who called himself Ash Burton.
There use to be an actual dog dosing strip at Dunsandel. It was located to the south of the town on a strip of grass between SH1 and the railway. I have never seen it in operation, but it was clearly marked as a dog dosing strip. This was in the late 1950's, early 1960's. Hydatids has fortunately been eliminated and dog dosing strips long gone.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: Felipa
Date: 06 Jul 17 - 11:43 AM

and I thought it was about drugging racing greyhounds


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: By The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel
From: Felipa
Date: 06 Jul 17 - 11:46 AM

and Mountsandel in Coleraine, Northern Ireland!


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