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?1995 Colm Gallagher, ASCAP

Gordon ?Vocal & 12-string guitar

Will, Matt, Kat, Jim, David, Anne 杤ocals


I got this song from Tommy Makem. I think he told me that Colm used to play bass for him in NY City.?Colm also made the words for 揑 Held a Lady,?an old favorite of mine.


If I was a dog I抎 wag me tail, I抎 sit me down beside the fire

And the girls could pat me on the back or anyplace else their heart would desire

I wouldn抰 be after chasing cats, I wouldn抰 go baying at the moon

I wouldn抰 have time for things like that

If I was a dog, what I抎 be doing!


Oh-ho, oh-ho, if I was a dog I抎 have me day

Oh-ho, oh-ho, wouldn抰 I be waggin? me tail


If I was a dog I抎 eat of the best and only the best that money could buy

I抎 go down to the butcher抯 shop and I抎 lick the leg of the butcher抯 wife

I抎 be dining on filet mignon and pelican fingers and lobster fins

And delicate frogs, if I was a dog I wouldn抰 go rooting in nobody抯 bins


I wouldn抰 be after chasing sheep, I wouldn抰 be after hunting hares

I抎 prefer to be home in me sleep or digging a hole to God knows where

I wouldn抰 be after pulling the sled like huskies up in the Yukon do

I抎 prefer to be home in me bed with a Pekinese, Poodle or Kerry Blue


And woe betide the fool that tried to spay the wife or neuter me

Before I抎 let him away with that, by God I抎 show me pedigree

I抎 put up a hell of a fight and wouldn抰 that be a sight to see

One strategic nip, the neuterer becoming the neuteree


And sooner or later I抎 father a litter and teach the little ones how to be

And if any of them tried to get smart, be-God, I抎 chase the lot of ?span class=SpellE>em up a tree

?/span>So if you抮e walking along the street and an elegant dog you happen to see

Steppin?it out, give us shout; you could be you and that would be me




If I Was a Dog is recorded on the album Because You Asked.