American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 Only A Little Yaller Dog

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Copyright, 1893, by Frank Tousey.
Words and Music by Felix McGlennon.
Arranged by Monroe H. Rosenfeld.

I will tell you a tale of a little yaller dog,
And he only was so high:
As ugly a dog as you ever did see,
And he only had one eye.
His legs were bandy and his ears were cropped,
His tail had a curl at the end:
But I'll tell you straight, that little yaller dog
Was a true And a faithful friend.

He was only a little yaller, yaller dog,
The ugliest in all the land,
But I'd sooner have a wag from that little dog's tail.
Than the grip of a false friend's hand.

To the diggings I went with my little yaller dog,
For he would not be denied;
By day he would hang 'round the claim where I worked,
And at night slept by my side.
When luck was out And when the food was scarce
My courage would nearly fail,
But he'd comfort me with his joyous little bark
And a wag of his little tail.-Chorus.

After years of toil I a mighty nugget found,
And I buried it where I slept:
But one stormy night, as I slumbered so deep,
'Neath my tent a dim form crept­'Twas my false friend Jim and he on murder was bent,
His hand held a gleaming knife:
I awoke with a start to see that yaller dog
Grip his throat and save my life.- Chorus.
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