Question

Ray stevens "fred the dog" song?

there is a song sung by ray stevens that is about Fred the dog. here are some lyrics:

"fred, you were a good dog,

but now you're flat out on the freeway,

and dryin in the sun...

...yappin at her kids and drinkin my beer..."

any songs like this?

any help welcome :) cant find the song online

Answers

Osborne Brothers - Tennessee Hound Dog

He's a dynamite up tite outta sight backyard Romeo.

He looks like skin on a bone pile

A cat wouldn't give him a chance

But when he stretches his long legs out

A fox ain't got a cahnce

Tennessee hound dog, Tennessee hound dog.

Sad faced mooneyed creature

His ears hang down to his knees

The hounds call him a has been

An old aged home for fleas

Tennessee hound dog, Tennessee hound dog.

When he gets a certain kind of look on his face

She hounds run for a hiding place

'Cause when he takes a notion all the girl dogs know

He's a dynamite up tite outta sight backyard Romeo.

He looks like ugly warmed over

Some dog lovers have said that

But he's got more sense in the end of his nose

That they've got in their head

Tennessee hound dog, Tennessee hound dog.

--- Instrumental ---

When he gets a certain kind of look on his face

She hounds run for a hiding place

'Cause when he takes a notion all the girl dogs know

He's a dynamite up tite outta sight backyard Romeo.

He looks like ugly warmed over

Some dog lovers have said that

But he's got more sense in the end of his nose

That they've got in their head

Tennessee hound dog, Tennessee hound dog___________________________________

Fred The Dog_________Fred was a dog I used to own, he used to answer the telephone

And every now and then he took the truck to town for groceries.

Me and old Fred got along real well -- at the checkerboard, old Fred was hell

And he never minded takin' his turn doin' the dishes.

But when Fred was just about two years old, he started actin' kinda bold

Chasin' after that beagle that lived across the highway.

He was down there day and night, and I told him:

"Fred, you know you'll have to fight"

He said: "I've already whipped everything between here and the railroad!"

Oh, Fred, you are a good dog,

But the women got you runnin' wild and crazy as a loon.

Fred, you are a good dog,

Now you're chasin' cars around the bars and howlin' at the moon.

One night Fred came stragglin' in, he's lookin' bad, but he's wearin' a grin

He said: "Boss, I took a wife and I want you to meet her."

She didn't have very much to say -- it's plain to see she's in the family way

She said: "Fred you better go back and get my suitcase."

But Fred never made it to the other side, right in the middle of the road he died

Flattened by a trucker haulin' dogfood.

Now his wife is livin' here, yappin' at her kids and drinkin' my beer, and she won't drive the truck, nor do the dishes!

Oh, Fred, you were a good dog,

But you never knew when to chase 'em and when to turn around and run.

Oh, Fred, you were a good dog,

But you're flat out on the highway, a-dryin' in the sun.

Now old Fred's gone, and I'm kinda glad, 'cause if he was here now he'd sure be mad...

Not one of those pups looks anything like him!

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Artist: Blake Shelton

Song: Ol' Red

Well I caught my wife with another man

And it cost me ninety nine

On a prison farm in Georgia

Close to the Florida line

Well I'd been here for two long years

I finally made the warden my friend

And so he sentenced me to a life of ease

Taking care of Ol Red

Now Ol' Red he's the damnedest dog that I've ever seen

Got a nose that can smell a two day trail

He's a four legged tracking machine

You can consider yourself mighty lucky

To get past the gators and the quicksand beds

But all these years that I've been here

Ain't nobody got past Red

And the warden sang

Come on somebody

Why don't you run

Ol' Red's itchin' to have a little fun

Get my lantern

Get my gun

Red'll have you treed before the mornin' comes

Well I paid off the guard and I slipped out a letter

To my cousin up in Tennessee

Oh and he brought down a blue tick hound

She was pretty as she could be

Well they penned her up in the swampland

'Bout a mile just south of the gate

And I'd take Ol' Red for his evening run

I'd just drop him off and wait

And the warden sang

Come on somebody

Why don't you run

Ol' Red's itchin' to have a little fun

Get my lantern

Get my gun

Red'll have you treed before the mornin' comes

Now Ol' Red got real used to seeing

His lady every night

And so I kept him away for three or four days

And waited till the time got right

Well I made my run with the evenin' sun

And I smiled when I heard 'em let Red out

'Cause I was headed north to Tennessee

And Ol' Red was headed south

And the warden sang

Come on somebody

Why don't you run

Ol' Red's itchin' to have a little fun

Get my lantern

Get my gun

Red'll have you treed before the mornin' comes

Now there's red haired blue ticks all in the South

Love got me in here and love got me out

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The song you are talking about is called "Fred" from the Ray Stevens CD called He Thinks He's Ray Stevens.

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