Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ol' Red by Blake Shelton | Dog Song Saturday


For today's Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs, we've got a country tune with quite a story.  Ol' Red was written by James "Bo" Bohan, Don Goodman and Mark Sherrill and originally recorded by country legend George Jones in 1990.  In 2002 Blake Shelton released his cover on his self-titled debut album and it became a top 20 hit.

In the song a prison inmate is serving a 99 year sentence for murder.  He has the job of taking care of Ol' Red, a Bloodhound used by the prison guards to track escaping inmates.  The dog as foiled every escape attempt so far and the warden even goes so far as to dare the inmates to try to escape because "Ol' Red is itching to have some fun.  

Listen to the lyrics and see if Ol' Red keeps up his reputation!

Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years. 
 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

In My Dreams I Have A Dog by Dean Jones and Dogs on Fleas Band | Dog Song Saturday

We love it when Talking Dogs readers make suggestions for Dog Song Saturday!  Our pals at The Daily Dog Tag shared a great original dog song with us.

In My Dreams (I Have a Dog) is the title track on a new album released in July by the band Dog on Fleas.  Written by Dean Jones, this song is a very upbeat, catchy children's song. Jones notes that most of the songs on this album were written during long walks in the woods with his rescue dog, Trooper.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy In My Dreams (I Have a Dog) and have a barking good weekend!

Fetch more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Heart Knows Animal Shelter Song by Nancy Simmonds | Dog Song Saturday


Those of you who've been with us on Dog Song Saturday for awhile know that we're huge fans of Nancy Simmonds.  We've featured a number of her fantastic dog breed songs over the years.

Today we're thrilled to share with you our favorite Nancy Simmonds dog song of all time.


The Heart Knows (Animal Shelter Song) is another original Simmonds dog song in which she shares her experience of rescuing a number of pets from shelters.  The accompanying video shows some of Nancy's own shelter pets.

Nancy Simmonds has had a successful music career for over 35 years.  In the early 1990's she began composing dog breed songs after discovering no similar music existed.  So far she's written and recorded over 110 purebred dog songs.  You add them to your playlist from iTunes and at Musical Tails  

You might want to grab a tissue before you enjoy The Heart Knows (The Animal Shelter Song) by Nancy Simmonds.  The lyrics are provided below so you can sing along.  Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years. 

The Heart Knows (The Animal Shelter Song)  by Nancy Simmonds © 2011 Soap Opry Music


My life was suddenly so still

So sad I lost my will

No dog to greet me at the door

Empty bowls laid on the floor

My spirit seemed to fall apart

Face to face with my shattered heart

Tears betrayed me one by one

I knew what had to be done



I saw that shelter and breathed in

Time to open up again

I left my car and stepped inside

Let some angel be my guide

The high pitched yelps ran up my spine

I met those eyes as they searched mine

Slowly I passed by each run

How could I choose just one -



Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

The heart knows



I read each story as it was told

How can people be so cold

But some lost homes and all they'd saved

Now they too roam the streets like strays

Then through the wire, she was there

I could feel her thoughts so clear

And all the pain I had inside

Melted in her eyes



Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

The heart knows



Inside that shelter lives are saved

Just like mine was saved that day

That shelter helps us to believe

There's still kindness in our breed

I led her down the winding halls

But somewhere I still heard a call

So I found that cat, or he found me

And now my life is shared by three



Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh,

The heart knows

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Like My Dog by Scotty Emerick | Dog Song Saturday


Nobody loves us like our dogs and today's Dog Song Saturday here at Talking Dogs explains why.  Like My Dog was written by Scotty Emerick and you have probably heard it performed by several big names in country music.

However, here at Talking Dogs we have a particular fondness for the composers of songs about dogs and Scotty Emerick has written a  barking good one.

Emerick is a singer / songwriter originally from Hollywood, Florida who started playing guitar at age six.  He's has been associated with Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown, and many more. He frequently performs on USO tours to US military bases in Germany, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.  His music is available on iTunes, Amazon and other music outlets.

Our music video show Scotty Emerick with Paul Overstreet, Wood Newton, Even Stevens, Michael Loudermilk at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee during Tin Pan South on April 1, 2011.

Sit. Stay. Relax and sing along to Like My Dog by Scotty Emerick.  Then you can even fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  

Lyrics:  Like My Dog ©Scotty Emerick
He never tells me that he's sick of this house
He never says why don't you get off that couch?
He dont cost me nothin when he wants to go out
I want you to love me like my dog

He never says I need a new attitude
Him and my sister ain't always in a feud
When I leave the seat up he don't think that it's rude
I want you to love me like my dog does Baby

When I come home, I want you to just go crazy
He never looks at me like he might hate me
I want you to love me like my dog

He never acts like he don't care for my friends
He never asks me where in the hell have you been?
He dont play dead when I wanna pet him

I want you to love me like my dog does honey

He never says 'I wish you made more money'
He always thinks that pull my finger is funny
I want you to love me like my dog

He dont get mad at me and throw a major fit
When I say his sister is a b**ch!

I want you to love me like my dog does baby
When I come home, I want you to just go crazy
He never looks at me like he might hate me
I want you to love me like my dog

I want you to love me like my dog does Baby

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I Love My Old Bird Dog and I Love You by Crossin Dixon | Dog Song Saturday


It's hard to resist a love song that includes dogs and that's what we've got for today's Dog Song Saturday here at Talking Dogs.  

I Love My Old Bird Dog (and I Love You) is performed here by Crossin Dixon, a country rock group that hales from Mississippi.  This song is from their Crossin Dixon album released in 2008 and available on iTunes, Amazon and other music outlets.

Sit Stay. Relax and enjoy I Love My Old Bird Dog by Crossin Dixon.  We've even included the lyrics so you can sing along.  Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.

I Love My Old Bird Dog (and I Love You) Lyrics
Sometimes I'm mad at the world
Mad at this town
Mad 'cause I can't lose the same five pounds
That I've been tryin' to lose for three or four years now.

Sometimes I feel like a truck that just won't run
On the side of the road in the July sun
There ain't another car for miles
That I can thumb down.

I guess every now and then
You're going to land on a bad day
Though I still do
I know I can't complain.

'Cause I love what I do
Love where I'm at
Love a strong cup of coffee and my old black hat
My big wool blanket
Sleepin' in my cowboy boots
I love my old bird dog
I like to watch him run
My red guitar I bang around on some
And I love lovin' you
Baby, I love lovin' you.

Now heaven to me it's a simple thing
It's just you and me
And a phone that don't ring
Popcorn poppin' on a lay around Friday night.

Seein' you smile when I wake up
The way you slide to the middle of my pick-up truck
The way you say baby, it's all gonna be all right
When I walk in at the end of a worn out day
And I see you baby, how can I complain.

'Cause I love what I do
Love where I'm at
Love a strong cup coffee and my old black hat
My big wool blanket
Sleepin' in my cowboy boots
I love my old bird dog
I like to watch him run
My red guitar I bang around on some
And I love lovin' you
Baby, I love lovin' you
Yes I do.

Well, I love where I've been
But I don't look back
I thank God for the life he lets me have
My big wool blanket
Sleepin' in my cowboy boots
I love my old bird dog
I like to watch him run
My red guitar I bang around on some
And I love lovin' you
Baby, I love lovin' you.

Baby, I love,
lovin' you
Oh yes I do.
Love lovin' you.