Old Blue

Old Blue

I had an old dog and his name was Blue
I had an old dog and his name was Blue
I had an old dog and his name was Blue
Betcha five dollars he’s a good dog too.

Here Blue
You good dog you.

I shouldered my gun and tooted my horn,
Gonna find a possum in the new ground corn,
Old Blue barked and I went to see,
He corned a possum up in a tree.

When old Blue died, he died so hard,
Shook the ground in my back yard,
Lowered him down with a golden spade,
Every link I did call his same.

When I get to heaven first thing I’ll do,
When I get to heaven first thing I’ll do,
When I get to heaven first thing I’ll do,
Grab my horn and call for Blue.

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s book: Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus

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