Get A Long Little Doggy

Posted by Word Camel on December 27, 2004

In Reply to: Get A Long Little Doggy posted by David FG on December 27, 2004

: : what do you mean by "get a long little doggy"?? or "get along little doggy"? and could you tell me the origin! thanx!

: I think it should be 'dogy' or 'dogie' (what in the UK would be called a heifer). It comes from cattle ranching, presumably, and I assume is just a phrase used to move the dogies along; something like 'shoo' or whatever.


A dogie is a motherless calf.

Dogies Lament
As I was out walkin' one mornin' for pleasure
I spied a cowpuncher a-ridin along
His hat was throwed back and hie spurs were a-jingling
And as he approached, he was singin' this song
Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get along you little dogie's
It's your misfortune and none of my own
Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get along you little dogie's
You know that Wyoming will be your new home

It's early in the spring when we round up the dogies
We mark 'em and brand 'em and Bob off their tails
We round up the horses, load up the chuck-wagon,
Then send the dogies out on the long trail.


Your mother was raised away down in Texas,
Where the gipsom weed and the 'sanders grow
We'll feed you up on prickly-pear and choya
And then send you loapin' to old Idaho