grab a dog/pull a dog?? lyrics/song/poetry? nz?

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13 years 11 months ago #13779 by Hestia
I once saw a program on tv, a couple of years ago?black and white photos from nz in the old days,,and it was a read or sang text while showing these old b/w photos.about welcoming people in to the house.grab/pull a dog by the door,,talking/singing about that if it was to cold you could just get one of the dogs and bring it to your bed for extra warmth,is it a kiwi text?who has done it!how does it go?I have been googling and googling and can't get it out of my mind,,

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13 years 11 months ago #212286 by NZ Appaloosas
"Pull another dog over" I think it was called--I remember being quite delighted by it when I first heard those poems.

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13 years 11 months ago #212297 by Hestia
finally someone that has heard it! :)colleague of mine that is in to poetry and NZ litterature has never heard it!still can't find it when googling,,,,

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13 years 11 months ago #212303 by NZ Appaloosas
LOL--I tried googling it too, with no success. Seems it was TV3 that had it on, maybe a couple of years ago/last year? I know it was weekend TV, sort of a filler between shows...

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13 years 11 months ago #212314 by Kiwi303
from the lyrics you've given so far it sounds like something Fred dagg would have written. certainly his style.

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13 years 11 months ago #212322 by Ghilly
I checked out the NZ folk music site and couldn't find it either but I did find the lyrics to a Peter Cape song which is kinda funny, dedicated to all the farming bachelors out there.

TALKING DOG Peter Cape

Intro: G, A7, D/Dsus4/D.

D A
There's a young cow-cocky, sitting on a log,
D
Sharpening his axe and talking to his dog.
G D
He says "I'm tired of batching all my life."
A D
The dog answers back "Why don't you get a wife
For the ... "

Ch:
A D
Ducks in the duck-pond and porkers in the pen,
A D
No sooner finished milking than you're starting up again.
(Intro)

So off they go, down to the local hall:
Lots of lovely crows there, lined against the wall. (crones?)
He says to his dog "I'll leave the choice to you."
The dog culls out a grouse one and he says "She'll do
For the ... "

Now you've got to get a licence, you've got to get a ring,
Got to get the Parson and get the choir to sing:
Great day coming, down the Church at 3 (pm)
"Who gives this woman?" and the dog says "Me
For the ... "

This young cow-cocky still hasn't got it right:
The dog talks all the day-time and the missus talks at night.
He's going to leave them to it and get another lease, (land)
Climb up in the Tea-tree to get a bit of peace (Tea-tree = bush)
From the ...

Now if you want a moral (and I don't see why you should),
Talking to your dog won't do you any good.
If you must be talking, well, keep it sweet and nice,
And take a tip from me, boys, don't take his advice
Or you'll have ...

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