Moving Along

This week Jim Adams has called upon us to write about a song which is about making the choice to “Come/Go/Leave/Stay.”  The song Git Along Little Dogies gives dogies (orphan calfs) encouragement to move along.  Roy Rogers sang the song in 1940, and it has been recorded on several times since.

 

Lyrics:
As I was walking one morning for pleasure
I spied a cowpuncher riding along
His hat was throwed back and his spurs were a-jingling
And as he approached he was singing this song
Whoopee ti yi yo, git along little dogies
It’s your misfortune and none of my own
Whoopie ti yi yo, git along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home
Early in the springtime we round up the dogies
Mark ’em and brand ’em and bob off their tails
Round up the horses, load up the chuck wagon
Then throw the little dogies out on the long trail
Whoopee ti yi yo, git along little dogies
It’s your misfortune and none of my own
Whoopie ti yi yo, git along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home
Night comes on and we hold ’em on the bedground
The same little dogies that rolled on so slow
We roll up the herd and cut out the stray ones
Then roll the little dogies like never before
Whoopee ti yi yo, git along little dogies
It’s your misfortune and none of my own
Whoopie ti yi yo, git along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home
Some boys go up the long trail for pleasure
But that’s where they get it most awfully wrong
For you’ll never know the trouble they give us
As we go drivin’ them dogies along
Whoopee ti yi yo, git along little dogies
It’s your misfortune and none of my own
Whoopie ti yi yo, git along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home
Whoopee ti yi yo, git along little dogies
It’s your misfortune and none of my own
Whoopie ti yi yo, git along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home
You know that Wyoming will be your new home
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Edward Barnes
Git Along Little Dogies lyrics © Keiser Productions, Inc
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2 thoughts on “Moving Along

  1. I was in my early teens when my family would visit relatives in the south every summer, and my sisters and I would sing this and ‘Oh Bury Me Out on the Lone Prairie’ while riding in the back of our aunt’s truck. 😄 Silliness, but great memories! Thanks! 👍

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