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Salty Dog

Standin' on a corner with the 6 low-down blues
A 2 great big hole in the bottom of my shoes
5 Honey, let me be your salty 1 dog.

Let me be your 6 salty dog
Or 2 I won't be your man at all
5 Honey, let me be your salty 1 dog

Now look'a here Sal, I know you
A run-down stockin' and a worn-out shoe,...

I's down in the wildwood, Settin' on a log
Finger on the trigger and my eye on a hog,...

I pulled that trigger and the gun let go
Shot way over in Mexico,...

Two old maids a-sitting in the sand
Each one wishing that the other was a man,...

God made women, He made 'em kind of funny
Kiss 'em 'round the mouth, just as sweet as any honey,...

Worst day I ever had in my life
When my boss caught me a-kissin' his wife,...

Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here and marry my daughter,...

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.