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Who Let the Dogs Out
Baha Men Lyrics


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Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?

When the party was nice, the party was bumpin'
Hey, yippie, yi, yo
And everybody havin' a ball
Ha, ha, yippie, yi, yo
I tell the fellas stop the name callin'
Hey, yippie, yi, yo
Then them gyals respond to the call
I hear a woman shout out

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?

I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
She really want to skip town
Get back ruffy, back scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel

I'm gonna tell myself I might not get angry
Hey, yippie, yi, yo
To hear dem gyals calling them canine
Hey, yippie, yi, yo
But they say, "Hey man dat is part of the party"
Hey, yippie, yi, yo
Them woman in front and they man behind
I hear a woman shout out

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?

A doggy is nothing if he don't have a bone (yeah, yeah, yeah)
All a doggy hold ya' bone, all doggy hold it
Ah doggy is nothing if he don't have a bone
All doggy hold ya' bone, all doggy hold it (hol' it, hol' it)

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?

I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
She really want to skip town
Get back fluffy, back scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel

Well if I am a dog
The party is on
I gotta get my groove on 'cause my mind done gone
Do you see the rays coming from my eyes?
Walking through the place the diji-man just breaking 'em down
Me and my white socks
Short and I can't see color
Any color but you
I'm figuring that's why they call me pit bull
'Cause I'm the man of the land when they see me they say, "ooh"

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who? (yippie, yi, yo)

Overall Meaning

The song "Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men is a fun, upbeat party song that features a call-and-response chorus that invites listeners to join in on the fun. The lyrics are about party-goers having a good time and letting loose, but then a woman shouts out "Who let the dogs out?" It's unclear whether she's referring to actual dogs or the men at the party, who might be acting wild and aggressive. The lyrics go on to describe a woman who wants to skip town and a group of people who defend the name-calling and rowdy behavior at the party.


On a deeper level, the lyrics might be interpreted as a commentary on gender dynamics and power struggles in social situations. The woman who shouts out "Who let the dogs out?" could be seen as challenging the men at the party who are acting out of control. The lyrics seem to suggest that the men are holding onto some kind of primal "bone" or instinct that makes them act like dogs, while the women are trying to keep things civilized and under control.


Overall, "Who Let The Dogs Out" is a catchy, fun song that gets people dancing and singing along. But it also has some interesting themes and messages that can be interpreted in different ways.


Line by Line Meaning

Who let the dogs out?
Who is responsible for bringing these people to our party?


Who, who, who, who, who?
Repeat the question, we need to know!


When the party was nice, the party was bumpin'
When everyone was having a good time at our party...


Hey, yippie, yi, yo
Just some fun party noises!


And everybody havin' a ball
Everyone was dancing, enjoying themselves.


Ha, ha, yippie, yi, yo
Still just having fun!


I tell the fellas stop the name callin'
I asked the guys to stop calling the women names.


Then them gyals respond to the call
The women responded to our invitation to party.


I hear a woman shout out
A woman yelled out loudly.


I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
I see a small speedboat approaching from the ocean.


She really want to skip town
She wants to leave and go somewhere else.


Get back ruffy, back scruffy
Stay away, you unkempt and dirty dog!


Get back you flea infested mongrel
Go away, you dog full of fleas!


I'm gonna tell myself I might not get angry
I'm trying to calm myself down and not get upset.


To hear dem gyals calling them canine
But when I heard the women calling the men dogs...


But they say, 'Hey man dat is part of the party'
The women said it was all in fun and part of the party.


Them woman in front and they man behind
The women were leading the way and the men followed.


A doggy is nothing if he don't have a bone (yeah, yeah, yeah)
A dog is not happy without a bone to chew on.


All a doggy hold ya' bone, all doggy hold it
All dogs like to hold onto their bones.


Ah doggy is nothing if he don't have a bone
Again, a dog is not happy without a bone to chew on.


All doggy hold ya' bone, all doggy hold it (hol' it, hol' it)
Dogs like to hold onto their bones tight, don't let go!


Well if I am a dog
If I am what they call a 'dog'...


The party is on
Then let's party!


I gotta get my groove on 'cause my mind done gone
I need to dance and have fun to get these thoughts out of my head.


Do you see the rays coming from my eyes?
I am so happy I feel like I am shining beams of happiness.


Walking through the place the diji-man just breaking 'em down
As I walk through the party, the DJ is playing great music!


Me and my white socks
I am wearing white socks.


Short and I can't see color
I am short and can't see the color of anything.


Any color but you
Everything is any color except for you.


I'm figuring that's why they call me pit bull
I think they call me pit bull because I am aggressive like a pit bull.


'Cause I'm the man of the land when they see me they say, 'ooh'
People are impressed by me and say 'ooh' when they see me because I am the man of the land.




Lyrics © Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., EMPIRE PUBLISHING
Written by: Anslem D Douglas, Osbert Leopold Gurley

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@dustinjames1268

@@jovinprime
If you look at the lyrics its clear
Its calling men who catcall, dogs, because they just wanna bone

Well, the party was nice, the party was pumpin'
Yippie yi yo
And everybody havin' a ball
Yippie yi yo

I tell the fellas start the name callin'
Yippie yi yo
And the girls respond to the call
I heard a woman shout out

Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?



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