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I need a couple songs (from the 1800's) than mention dogs or cats. I'm playing at a big pet expo thing and I'm deathly afraid I could be forced into singing 'Doggie In The Window !!'

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Hard to beat Old Dog Trey for a really good dog song.

 

There's also White Cat and Black Cat, but folks may get weird about the "shave him to the tail" part.  Then again, maybe not.

On the Appalachian dulcimer NING site, we've had a couple of threads naming bunches of songs that include both dogs and cats:

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/forum/topics/dogs-songs

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/forum/topics/cats-songs

Many of the songs mentioned are old and traditional, and there might well be a couple of 1800's songs mixed in, but you'd have to dig through the posts on both threads and maybe look some up to see their earliest published dates.  Might jog someone's memory in some helpful way, though!

"The Cat Came Back" is from the 1890s (and was I believe orginally a minstrel number). It's a great song.

The Sow Took The Measles,   http://www.folkways.si.edu/     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IMDF_RhQPw  

Old Rattler,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5BzRYME1ww

The Hound Dog Song,   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ3rXbFn8qE&feature=related    Recorded in 1926, this may date back further. Not sure if any of these are from the 1800's.

Paul

Thanks!

Can't forget this

Der Deitcher's Dog

Don't forget the links on the References tab.  Jim along Josie has the verse starting "My sister Rose the other night did dream..."

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