Old Blue
The Dillards Lyrics

Well, I had an old dog and his name was Blue,
Had an old dog and his name was Blue.
Had an old dog and his name was Blue...
Betcha five dollars he's a good dog too...
"Here old Blue"
"Good dog you"

Well, I shouldered my axe and I tooted my horn,
Went to find 'possum in the new-grown corn.
Old Blue treed and I went to see,
Blue had 'possum up a tall oak tree.
Mmm, boy I roast'd 'possum, nice and brown,
Sweet po-ta-toes, n' all a-round...
And to say "Here old Blue (here-boy)
You can have some too"

Now, Old Blue died and he died so hard,
Made a big dent in my back-yard.
Dug his grave with a silver spade,
Lowered him down with a link of chain.
Ev-er-y link I did call his name...
Singing "Here…old...Blue-ue...
"Good dog you"

Now, when I get to heaven, first thing I'll do.
When I get to heaven, first thing 'awm do.
When I get to heaven first thing I'll do,
Pull out my horn and call old Blue...
I'll say, "Here Old Blue come-on dog"
"Good dog you."

I'll say, "Here Blue-e"
"I'm a coming there too"
"Down boy... good dog"

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Written by: ROGER MC GUINN

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B Welkinator

I was trying to remember where I got the phrase "slicker than deer guts on a door knob" - and here it is! I'm 76 and have used that all my adult life.


I still belly laugh each & every time I hear this. I NEVER get tired of it. As a small child, I would dread the 'out house' (as we called it), when we returned home to visit my family. Now as an adult I am proud of my mountain heritage! I laugh because the speech is 'dead on' correct!!! They know of which they speak. I can just see Pete and Joan...and poor Old Blue!


Yes...but I have a story about that. As children and even into high school, my grandparents had the outhouse. (My brother and I hated it in those W.Va. winters). We were used to indoor plumbing in our part of the country. I remember asking my mom, as an adult in my 40's how in the heck that Sears catalog was supposed to work! It was slick and yucky. Mom looked at me like I was an alien. She said, "Didn't you crumble up the pages and make them soft?" NO! We were young city kids...ages 4 + 6. How were we supposed to know. I told her it sure would have been nice if someone had told us at some point...  :) p.s. Actually trying to figure out how they let us babies go out in the dark with copperheads all around...parenting has changed over the years.


so you must be familiar with the old Sears catalog lol

Jill Sidley

I was there! I was a huge fan and lived almost walking distance from the club. One of my happiest experiences in Ca!


Love this song so much, my French Bulldog is named Bleu in honor of this song.


Love that they acknowledge Queen Joan. He even pronounces her last name correctly.

Tina Charles

Love the Dillards. Maybe if more people played this wonderful style of music in their homes, children would be calm. We loved falling to sleep to Bluegrass on the record player, sometimes our dad strumming his guitar to it and singing with our mom. The damn commercials are VERY annoying!

Nena Pike

great intro great song ! when I get to heaven first thing I'll do is call old blue!!

Marco van Bergen

Love it, funniest introduction of a song ever.

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