Thursday, October 5

Our Dog Is Getting Older Now

Our dog is getting older now
Has trouble coming up the stairs
You gotta help him sometimes
Because his back legs, they wobble

Our dog is getting older now
We make him dog beds everywhere
You gotta help him stand
So he doesn't topple

He's a pit bull
And he's not mean
He loves for the children to pat him on the head
And he still thinks life is funny

He's a pit bull
And he's not mean
He'll let the children do anything
And he still thinks things are funny

Our dog is getting older now
That's true, yeah
That's true

Our dog is getting older now
That's true
That's true

You can hear this touching song, written and performed by Jonathan Richman during a recuperation period after a problem with his vocal chords was diagnosed, on the Colours Are Brighter website, where you can pre-order the CD (UK), which will be released 16 October.

Amazon has the CD listed for pre-order as well:

Colours Are Brighter: songs for children and grownups too

Previous jojopost on Colours Are Brighter with more info

2 comments:

  1. I would love to know the chords to this song. Anyone know if they are available anyplace?

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  2. I'm not sure what key the studio version is in, but try this out:

    F#m
    Our dog is getting older now

    Bm
    Has trouble coming up the stairs

    F#m
    You gotta help him sometimes

    C#m___________________________F#m
    Because his back legs, they wobble

    Our dog is getting older now
    We make him dog beds everywhere
    You gotta help him stand
    So he doesn't topple

    A
    He's a pit bull

    ________________D
    And he's not mean

    F#m______________________________________Bm
    He loves for the children to pat him on the head

    C#m____________________________Bm
    And he still thinks life is funny

    He's a pit bull
    And he's not mean
    He'll let the children do anything
    And he still thinks things are funny

    Our dog is getting older now
    That's true, yeah
    That's true

    Our dog is getting older now
    That's true
    That's true

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