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"Old Blue" sung by "Old Bill"

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Published on Jan 3, 2009

I learned this folk song from an old Burl Ives recording. Here are the lyrics:

(D and A7)
I had an old dog, and his name was Blue. And I'll betcha five dollars he's a good 'un too. Sayin' come on Blue, hmmm.

Blue chased a possum up a cinnamon tree. Blue looked at the possum, possum looked at me. Sayin' come on Blue, hmmm.

I baked that possum good and brown. And I laid them sweet potatos round and round. Sayin' come on Blue, you can have some too.

(Dm and A7)
Old Blue died, and he died so hard. That he shook the ground in my back yard. So I dug his grave with a silver spade. And I let him down with a golden chain. Sayin' go on Blue, I'm a comin' too.

(D and A7)
When I get to heaven, first thing I'll do. I'll grab my horn and I'll call for Old Blue. Sayin' come on Blue, I finally got here too. Sayin' come on Blue, I finally got here too.

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