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The Cat's Got the Measles, the Dog's Got the Whooping Cough

This song is by Walter Smith and appears on the compilation Good for What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937 (2005).

The cat's got the measles and the dog got the whoopin' cough, doggone
The cat's got the measles and the dog's got the whoopin' cough
Doggone a man, let a woman be his boss, doggone my time

Thought I heard a rockin', deep down in the ground, doggone
Thought I heard a rockin', deep down in the ground
It must have been the devil, a-chain my good gal down, doggone my time

I ain't good-lookin' and my teeth don't shine like pearl, doggone
I ain't good-lookin' and my teeth don't shine like pearl
But I got what it takes to carry me through this dog-god world, doggone my time

The cat's got the measles and the dog got the whoopin' cough, doggone
The cat's got the measles and the dog's got the whoopin' cough
Doggone a man, let a woman be his boss, doggone my time

I ain't no devil, just born in the lions' den, doggone
I ain't no devil, just born in the lions' den
And my chief occupation, takin' women from their monkey men, doggone my time

The men don't like me, just because I keep my side, doggone
The men don't like me, just because I keep my side
But the women cry, "Papa!", say they want to be my bride, doggone my time

The cat's got the measles and the dog got the whoopin' cough, doggone
The cat's got the measles and the dog got the whoopin' cough
Doggone a man, let a woman be his boss, doggone my time