One Dog Blues

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Rob Barraco

A Hunter/Barraco song, released on the Dragonflys' CD, but also played by the Guilty Pleasures (with David Gans and Rob Barraco).

Good morning, have you heard the news?
They've gone and resurrected the first man born to lose
Good afternoon, babe, morning went by so fast
Nothing you can do about it, to make the damn thing last

Still standing on the corner, by pale moonlight
Just trying to tie my shoes
First tied the left, then I tied the right
Singing the One Dog Blues
All night

Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow

Crossroads of Cherry, Cherry Pie and the Pit
Trying to make a living, by the exercise of grace and wit
Strumming thumb piano in the key of E-flat
While a west wind whistles right through my snap brim hat

Baying like a bloodhound, trying to sing the One Dog
Trying to sing the One Dog Blues
I been croaking like a bullfrog, trying to sing the One Dog
Trying to sing the One Dog Blues

Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow

Little darling
Don't you bother with me
I'm a little mixed up, baby
By all the things that I have seen

A girl works a bar
With a shiver and a shake
She used to be a queen
All the flatfeet on the take
Playing it cool and mean

Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow
Walk the straight and narrow
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2005 When We All Come Home The Dragonflys

 


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