Git Along, Little Dogies

(Night-Herding Song)

Words & Music:

Traditional Cowboy


   C       F           G7          C

As I was a-walking one morning for pleasure,

             F         G7         C

I spied a cowpuncher a-strolling along.

C                   F            G7          C

His hat was throwed back and his spurs was a-jingling,

C           F               G7           C

And as he approached he was singing this song.



        C7             F

Whoopee ti yi yo, git along, little dogies,

     C7                  F

It's your misfortune and none of my own,

        C              G7           C

Whoopee ti yi yo, git along, little dogies,

    C           F          G7          C

You know that Wyoming will be your new home.


It's early in spring that we round up the dogies,

We mark them and brand them and bob off their tails;

We round up the horses, load up the chuck wagon,

And then throw the dogies upon the long trail.




Your mother was raised away down in Texas,

Where the jimson weed and the sand-burrs grow,

Now we'll fill you up on prickly pear and cactus,

Till you are all ready for Idaho.




Oh, you'll be soup for Uncle Sam's soldiers,

It's "Beef, more beef," I hear them cry.

Git along, git along, git along little dogies,

You'll be beef steers by and by.




Some fellows goes up the trail for pleasure,

But that's where they've got it most awfully wrong,

For you haven't an idea the trouble they give us,

As we go a-driving them dogies along.




The provenance of the attached easy arrangement of this is unknown.  It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years.  Please inform me if correctly attribute it.

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