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Old Dog Blue

This song is by Jim Jackson and appears…

I'm going back where I've come
I'm going back where I've come
I'm going back to Giles County
My wife died and left me a bounty
With them pretty girls ganged around
That's the reason why I'm going to Giles County

Had an old dog whose name was Blue
You know Blue was mighty true
You know Blue was a good old dog
Blue treed a possum in a hollow log
You know from that he's a good old dog

Blue treed a possum out on a limb
Blue looked at me and I looked at him
Grabbed that possum, put him in a sack
Do it, me and Blue 'til I get back

It rained, it rained here
It rained, it rained here

Who's been here since I been gone?
Little bitty girl with the red dress on
Who's been here since I been gone?
Little bitty girl with the red dress on

Old Blue's feet was big and round
Old Blue's feet was big and round
Never allowed a possum to touch the ground

Me and Blue went out on a hunt
Blue treed a possum in a hollow stump
You know Blue was a good old dog
Blue treed a possum in a hollow log
You know from that he's a good old dog

But old Blue died and I dug his grave
I dug his grave with a silver spade
I let him down with a golden chain
And every link I called his name

Go on Blue, you good dog you
Go on Blue, you good dog you
Blue laid down and died like a man
Blue laid down and died like a man
Now he's treein' possums in the Promised Land

I'm gonna tell you this to let you know
Old Blue's gone where good dogs go
When I hear old Blue bark
When I hear old Blue bark
Blue treed a possum in Noah's Ark
Blue treed a possum in Noah's Ark

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