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Lyr Req: Four-Legged Friend (from Roy Rogers)

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Subject: Four-legged Friend
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 08:00 AM

... as sung by Roy Rogers when I was a very little lad. I know the tune. Sad, really, I suppose, but that's nostalgia for you!

Thanks, Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 08:05 AM

Way-hey - The old saturday afternoon matinees eh?

All I can remember is

"A four legged friend, a four legged friend.
He'll never let you down.
He's honest and faithful right through to the end
My one-two-three-wonderful four legged friend."

General gist anyway...

Hope someone come sup with the rest!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 08:15 AM

Yes, I was a bit older, Steve but only remember the bit Dave quoted. (Damn you, I'll have it on my brain now, trying to remember the rest!)
RtS (Off to play in th'oss road, puttin' pennies on the tramlines)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: Les from Hull
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 08:17 AM

A millipede friend, a millipede friend
He'll never let yet you down
He's honest and faithful right up to the end
That one two three four five six seven eight nine...

Les


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: IanC
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 08:18 AM

Can't find the words, but the CD is here!

Rhino Helps Roy Rogers Ride Again

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: IanC
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 08:20 AM

oops! lost the link. It's at

http://www.billboard.com/daily/1999/0201_05.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND (from Roy Rogers)
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 08:29 AM


Found it on Cowpie, Steve.

It's even got chords, which might mean something to an instrumentalist like you (but nothing to me!)


A FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND
Roy Rogers.
 Key = G (3/4)

Intro: D7 - D7 - G - G

Chorus

G C
A four-legged friend -- a four-legged friend
D7 G
He'll never let you down
C
He's honest and faithful right up to the end (first time only)
D7 G G {D7 D7 G G}
That wonderful one two three four legged friend

G C
A woman's like cactus and cactus can hurt
D7 G
'Cause she's just a tight-waisted winky-eyed flirt
C
She'll soon have your land and your pride and your gold
D7 G
And bury you deep long before you grow old

Repeat Chorus

Inst. Solo: G - G - C - C - D7 - D7 - G - G - C - C - D7 - D7 - D7 - G - G

G C
A two-legged hombre is worthless as sand
D7 G
He'll smile like a saint with a gun in his hand
C
He'll promise to stick by your side like a pal
D7 G
But he'll also promise the same to your gal

Repeat Chorus

Inst. Solo: G - G - C - C - D7 - D7 - G - G - C - C - D7 - D7 - D7 - G - G

G C
Who carries your burden -- who carries your load
D7 G
On tumbleweed land or a long dusty road
C
Who asks you no questions who tells you no lies
D7 G
That four-legged friend with the two honest eyes

G C
A four-legged friend -- a four-legged friend
D7 G
He'll never let you down
C
He's honest and faithful right up to the end
D7 G
That wonderful four-legged friend
D7 G
That wonderful one two three four legged friend ---- Whoa, Trigger!


RtS (off to sing it like a hound dog with croup)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Four-legged friend
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 09:43 AM

Well done, that man! Now I can ride off into the sunset a happy man. Thanks, Roger - I wish I hadn't said all those things now!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: campfire
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 10:06 PM

And then I keep forgetting that the line breaks don't cut-and-paste in. But I suppose you can get the jist - or go to COWPIE and search for Roy Rogers.

campfire


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 21 Jan 01 - 12:01 PM

My name is Tom Hamilton,

And I have Roy Rodgers singing it on an old 78.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Four-legged friend
From: GUEST,rock.n.k@hilly.karoo.co.uk
Date: 21 Jan 01 - 07:08 PM

You can see/hear Roy Rogers singing this song in the film Son Of Paleface, also starring Bob Hope. It appears on TV from time-to-time, so watch for it. I can send you a clip from the movie, if you like.

KH


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Subject: four legged friend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 02:02 PM

anyone have the words to 4 legged friend?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: four legged friend
From: Willa
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 02:26 PM

'A fourlegged friend, a four-legged friend
He'll never let you down.
He's honest and faithful rigt up to the end,
That wonderful 1,2,3,4-legged friend'
That the one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: four legged friend
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 02:31 PM

Roy Rogers, here, with chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 07:54 AM

Roy Rogers singing it on an old 78: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Sf8KYoY2s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (honest!) Four-legged Friend
From: Rog Peek
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 04:18 PM

ROY ROGERS - My very first hero, cor, but he had TWO guns. I've still got an autographed photo somewhere, of course at the time I thought he'd signed it with his own gun toting hand. I suppose I was 7 or 8years old when My Christmas present was a cowboy outfit. Such nostalgia thanks Steve.

I knew the first verse by heart, one of those things you take to the grave and beyond I suppose. Never knew the others though.

Rog


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND (Smoky Dawson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 May 13 - 05:43 PM

An Australian song with a similar theme, from a performer who might be Australia's nearest equivalent to Roy Rogers or Gene Autry:

My transcription from Spotify. There are a couple of place-names that I had to spell phonetically. I have been unable to find them with Google.


MY FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND
As sung by Smoky Dawson on "Homestead of My Dreams"

If you're wondering why I'm grieving' tonight,
    As by the campfire I'm yearnin',
If you want to know why a cowboy should cry,
    It's the ache in my heart that is hurtin'.
I had a pal, a wonderful pal,
    But never I'll ride him again.
Now he is gone; I'm singing this song
    To my wonderful four-legged friend.

It's a long windin' track when stop and look back
    Since ol' Flashin'-Eyes started rovin',
Where the Murray flows on at Boycorryon(?)
    And the mountains look down on Cancovin(?).
We travelled in shows and wild rodeos.
    Life was adventure and fun then,
Riding along with a smile and a song,
    Me and my four-legged friend.

I rode him around the cities and towns
    To the far Never Never we'd go,
And a million young hearts in far-distant parts
    Listened in on their home radio.
Together they'd ride along by my side
    To that wonderful world of pretend,
A place you could feel was exciting and real.
    How the kids loved my four-legged friend!

Now he's gone from the range; he needed a change.
    Somewhere he roams in new pasture,
And though it may be just my fantasy,
    I believe we will meet there hereafter.
If I had my time to go back down that line
    And live it all over again,
I'd share it with you, old pal good and true,
    My wonderful four-legged friend.

[Spoken:] I know there must be many others like me
    Who are sharing the same situation.
How can you forget an old family pet
    When they've become like some special relation?
And in moments like this, it's their company we miss
    As we relive those good times again,
And though they are gone, they'll always live on,
    Our wonderful four-legged friends.

[Sung:] In moments like this, their company we miss
    As we relive those good times again.
Though they are gone, they'll always live on,
    Our wonderful four-legged friends.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four-Legged Friend (from Roy Rogers)
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 May 13 - 11:19 PM

Aw...makes me bawl my eyes out. Thanks for posting it, Jim.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four-Legged Friend (from Roy Rogers)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 02:49 PM

And compare it with The Broken-Down Squatter, an Australian song.


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