Friday, October 19, 2012

Bellefontaine

(thank you to Neil Young for the tune of "Old King")

Belle went a-yappin' after possum and coon
Wantin' ta play ev'ry afternoon
Belle went a-sniffin' and she would go
Was the best farm dog I ever did know

I had a dog and her name was Belle,
A finer farm dog I never could tell...
Any old toy in the yard she'd chew
Friends with the kids and the cats to boot

I had a dog and she was mine
I'd talk to that dog all the time
Just me and the kids and Belle by my side
Then one day that Belle up and died

Belle went a-yappin' after possum and coon
Wantin' ta play ev'ry afternoon
Belle went a-sniffin' and she would go
Was the best farm dog I ever did know




Any old stick Belle would chase
Even though she wanted to she wouldn't lick your face
She'd sit at your knees and beg for a pet
A finer farm dog I haven't yet met

 I had a dog and she was mine
By my side, hangin' clothes on the line
She was always keepin' me company
That old dog meant a lot to me,

That old Belle was a friend of mine
Never met a dog that was half as fine
I may find one, you never do know
'Cause I still got a long ways to go

Belle went a-yappin' after possum and coon
Wantin' ta play ev'ry afternoon
Belle went a-sniffin' and she would go
Was the best farm dog I ever did know



1 comment:

edenhills said...

I am so sorry. Having just lost my old farm dog, I know what void you feel. Blessings.