Lay Down Little Doggies

Lay Down Little Doggies – Woody Guthrie

[C]Lay down, little [G]doggies,lay [C]down

We’ve [F]both got to sleep on the cold, cold [C]ground

The [F]winds blowin’ colder and the sun’s goin’ [C]down

Lay down, little [G]doggies, lay [C]down

 

[C]We hit this old beef trail just [G]two months ago

We [F]blistered in the sun and we froze in the [C]snow 

In [F]ten days we’re comin to a packing house [C]town

[C]So lay yourselves down, little [G]doggies,lay [C]down

[C]This Dodge City trail she’s a [G]hard road to [C]go

[F]Up the Texas flatlands from old [C]Mexico

I got [F]dust in my eyes and mud in my [C]nose

[C]So lay yourselves down, little [G]doggies lay [C]down

 

 

[C]Lay down little [G]dogies lay [C]down

We [F]both gotta sleep on the col cold [G]ground

The [F]winds blowin’ colder and the sun’s goin’ [C]down

[C]Lay down little [G]dogies lay [C]down

 

 

[C]That bad hold of water we [G]drunk and got [C]sick

[F]Curled up our hair, tied our tails back in [C]kinks

[F]We got lost in a blind canyon, tippy-toein’ [C]around

[C]So lay yourselves down, little [G]dogies, lay [C]down

[C]Here now we come to the [G]end of our [C]trail

Your [F]hair, hide and carcass to the stockyards I [C]sell

I’ll [F]see you in a tin can when you get shipped [C]around

[C]So lay yourselves down, little [G] dogies, lay [C]down

 

[C]Lay down little [G]dogies lay [C]down

We [F]both gotta sleep on the cold cold [C]ground

The [F]winds blowin’ colder and the sun’s goin’ [C]down

[C]Lay down little [G]dogies lay [C]down