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Mutt Tunes – Sleep Dog Lullaby (Dogsong) and Dog Song2

April 2, 2010

This week’s Mutt Tunes are by the Be Good Tanyas. Sleep Dog Lullaby (Dogsong)  from their 2001 album Blue Horse  and Dogsong 2 from their 2003 album China Town.  The Be Good Tanyas are three women musicians from Vancouver, BC, playing folk/blues/country/bluegrass music.

Sleep Dog Lullaby (Dogsong)

Dogsong (aka Sleep Dog Lullaby…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWGUaxYv9ws
 

Lyrics
written by Samantha Parton

 

All the dogs are haunted
And the snow melts on the grass
You were what I wanted
But the fever could not last

In the day, I am dreaming
In the night, I am cold
While the stars are up there singing
All the dogs are growing old

No regrets, they’re out the window
Frozen on the silver pane
Gone like winter, let the wind blow
Let the dogs howl at the rain

In the day, I am dreaming
In the night, I am cold
While the stars are up there singing
All the dogs are growing old

Oh the cats are in the alley
And the rats are on the wire
Time is breathless as a blossom
And it’s bursting with desire

And the dogs they wander freely
Through the streets of long gone dreams
Drift like ghosts down the backroads
All the way to New Orleans

In the day, I am dreaming
In the night, I am cold
While the stars are up there singing
All the dogs are growing old

Dog Song 2

Dogsong 2 – The Be Good Tanyas

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cover by Chris Garvi

Lyrics
written by Samantha Parton

Out in the trees, dirt on our knees
We laid him down forever
And on that hill there it was still
As in the ever after

He lays his rest we knew it best
To lay him down so gently
And now he sleeps where moss does creep
And no more is he with me

The birds did cry, and so did i
To think of life so lonely
And in their song, I heard it long
What sadness, and what beauty

Your friend is gone, but you live on
In life you loved him fully.
But now little streams and forests dream,
And All is made more holy.

Every Friday, Mutt Tunes showcases songs with or about dogs. Email your suggestions

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