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Whippets and other Mutts

JedMarum 26 Aug 02 - 09:37 AM
katlaughing 26 Aug 02 - 10:03 AM
fogie 27 Aug 02 - 06:31 AM
open mike 27 Aug 02 - 06:41 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 27 Aug 02 - 07:18 AM
SharonA 27 Aug 02 - 08:47 AM
Nigel Parsons 27 Aug 02 - 08:54 AM
Dave Bryant 28 Aug 02 - 04:34 AM
catspaw49 28 Aug 02 - 08:34 AM
JedMarum 28 Aug 02 - 09:36 AM
Metchosin 28 Aug 02 - 10:22 AM
Uncle_DaveO 28 Aug 02 - 10:45 AM
Nigel Parsons 29 Aug 02 - 05:45 AM
catspaw49 29 Aug 02 - 10:52 AM
GUEST,Philippa 05 May 05 - 07:22 AM
JedMarum 05 May 05 - 09:01 AM
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Subject: Whippets and other Mutts
From: JedMarum
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 09:37 AM

Any Mudcatter ever write songs about their dogs? My wife and I have a couple of Whippets who are just so much fun - and I have played, a few times - with writing a song for/about them - just never done it.


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 10:03 AM

On Top of Spaghetti for my old dog, Montee...it's in Aine's songbook


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: fogie
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 06:31 AM

Back in '86 my dog was killed outside my house, and I got into a reactive depression, and started writing gloomy lyrics, about things like the space shuttle explosion, linking them all together with my mood. I wouldn't dream of sharing them with anyone, far too personal. Still where would I be without old faithful to greet me when I come home?


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: open mike
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 06:41 AM

i have not written one, but just today i heard david wilcox's one about the block dog, and there is another one about "i want to be a dog" then it goes pant pant bark bark....and the one all god's critters got a place in the choir has a verse about the dogs and the cats taking up the middle....and of course there is old blue, you good dog you, and what others??


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 07:18 AM

Not at all folky, but Gorky's Zygotic Mynci do a great song called Poodle Rockin' which is one of my favourite feel good songs of all time.

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: SharonA
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 08:47 AM

What about "Whippet Good"? *G*

Sorry; couldn't resist!


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 08:54 AM

Old Dogs and Children

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 04:34 AM

Well, originally Les Barker used to include his dog Mrs Akroyd (now sadly deceased) in his act - I'm pretty sure he has some canine poems or songs.


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 08:34 AM

Sorry Jed, never did it in the way you mean......I have some friends at a breed (I have two Weimaraners....I've had 8 of them) message board and we were discussing this to some extent. What I do and a lot of them do is make up songs we sing TO the dogs, mostly based on other songs. Of course it's kinda' hard to rhyme "Weimaraner" but someone had a cute one that started:

"Nothin' could be finer
Than to be a Weimaraner
In the morning."


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: JedMarum
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 09:36 AM

funny Spaw - I sing to Maggie: You're not built for comfort but you're built for speed I don;t know what you want but I know what you need

Maggie's a fine old, black Whippet who has recently stopped chasing the squirrels in the backyard (she's 15) but still looks like a young sleek speedster.

I'm thinkin' an up tempo, finger picked Black Maggie's Blues sort of song would be just about right.


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 10:22 AM

My brother Russ, wrote a fiddle tune called March of the Dogs in honour of our dogs Butch, Maddy and Wort (and fine dogs they are too) that has a clip here


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 10:45 AM

A friend used to have an Afghan Hound. The dumbest creature on four legs. An animated fur rug. Could be a song there someplace.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 05:45 AM

DavO: don't know about a song, but there's a series of childrens books about an Afghan hound, "Prince What-A-Mess"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 10:52 AM

One of my Weimie board friends had an Afghan and I think he'd prefer the name "Prince Dumber Than a Box of Rocks."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 05 May 05 - 07:22 AM

i wrote Doggerel about the neighbourhood band that lies in wait to chase cars, vans and buses. I realised they were rebels with a cause. I think I posted it on Mudcat. My whippets have never chased cars, though they would be in danger of getting hit if they ran across the road in pursuit of another animal. Jed, have you any photos of your dogs on-line anywhere?


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Subject: RE: Whippets and other Mutts
From: JedMarum
Date: 05 May 05 - 09:01 AM

Just this one.


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