- I had a dog and his name was Blue, (x3) Bet you five dollars he’s a good dog too.
- Ev’ry night just about good dark (x3) Blue goes out and begins to bark.
- Ev’rything just in a rush (x3) He treed a possum up a white oak bush.
- Possum walked out on the end of a limb (x3) Blue sat down and talked to him.
- Blue got sick and very sick (x3) Sent for the doctor to come real quick.
- Doctor came and he came in a run (x3) Says, “Old Blue, your hunting’s done.”
- Blue died and he died so hard (x3) Scratched little holes all around in the yard.
- When I get to heaven I think what I’ll do (x3) Take my horn and blow for Blue.
Here Blue, you good dog, you.
Tone Set: s mrd
Rhythm: ta; ta di; qr; ta-a; ta-a-a-a
Melody: m-d; m-s; r-d
Phrase Form: a1 a2 a1 a3 refrain
Practice: ta; ta di; ta-a
Source: An American Methodology, Eisen & Robertson