Dogs Lyrics - The Who



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The first time we met you were a kennel maid,
You gave me a tip I got me forecast paid,
You were holding a greyhound in trap number one,
Your white coat was shining in the afternoon sun.

Now we're both together,
We're never gonna break apart, no no,
'Cause we're a happy couple you and me,
With a greyhound at either knee.

I'll have ten shillings to win on CAMIRA FLASH, young man,
What dog's that THEN? IT'S THE DUKE'S DOG, ENNIT!

There was nothing in my life bigger than beer,
There was nothing in my life bigger than beer,
'Ceptin' you, little darling,
'Ceptin' you, little darling,
We're a happy couple you and me,
With a greyhound at either knee.

We go to the dog track on Saturday night,
We put all our money on a dog that we like,
A kiss and a cuddle, a hot meat pie,
Two dollar tickets and a starry sky.

There was nothing in my life bigger than beer,
There was nothing in my life bigger than beer,
'Ceptin' you, little darling,
'Ceptin' you, little darling,
We're a happy couple you and me,
With a baby on either knee.

Yes it's you little darling,
Yes it's you little darling,
Now it's you little darling,
Now it's you.

RIGHT, where's me wage packet ?????,
Ah I'll put twenty-five knicker please on YELLOW PRINTER,
Oh, I hope the wife don't find out,
Yes, it's sure to win, isn't it,
Yes, I know, it's a good dog, I saw it run at White City,
Just last week, broke the record, YELLOW PRINTER,
Nice dog, yes, lovely form, lovely buttocks.





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Gone to the dogs | Reviewer: Hon Caulkhead | 6/26/12

A proto-Britpop number, available only on the box set "30 Years of Maximum R&B".

Roger sings in character about the once popular working class pastime of greyhound racing, now reviled by animal rights activists. It's great hearing Roger use a London accent, maybe imitating his dad (c.f. Moon's contribution to "Bell Boy").

White City is an area of West London also celebrated by Pete in his solo album of the same name. Until 1984 it was home to a dog track (originally built for the 1908 London Olympics). The Pogues' eponymous song (from their "Peace & Love" album) also commemorates the dog track. White City is situated near The Who's Shepherd's Bush manor (Q: "Where's the Shepherd's Bush? A: Up the Shepherd's Leg!").

Dog racing is also celebrated on the cover of Blur's "Parklife". Damon Albarn, were you listening?

The White City area is now occupied by what at the time of opening in 2008 was the largest shopping mall in Europe. When I was there the only evidence of The Who was a single CD ("It's Hard") on the racks of HMV. Gone to the dogs, indeed. It's hard.





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