Bird Dog

Everly Brothers

Verse 1:

        Johnny, he's a joker (he's a bird)
A very funny joker (he's a bird)
        But when he jokes my honey (he's a dog)
        His jokin' ain't so funny (what a dog)
        Johnny is a joker that's a-tryin' to steal my baby
B E A F# (as per intro)
(He's a bird dog)

Verse 2:

Johnny sings a love song (like a bird)
He sings the sweetest love song (you ever heard)
But when he sings to my gal (what a howl)
To me he's just a wolf dog (on the prowl)
Johnny wants to fly away and puppy-love my baby
(He's a bird dog)


        Hey, Bird Dog, get away from my quail
        Hey, Bird Dog, you're on the wrong trail
        Bird Dog you better leave my lovey-dove alone
        Hey, Bird Dog, get away from my chick
        Hey, Bird Dog, you better get away quick
        Bird Dog, you better find a Chicken Little of your own

(repeat intro)

Verse 3:

Johnny kissed the teacher (he's a bird)
He tiptoed up to reach her (he's a bird)
Well, he's the teacher's pet now (he's a dog)
What he wants he can get now (what a dog)
He even made the teacher let him sit next to my baby
(He's a bird dog)

(repeat chorus)

(repeat intro; fade)

-- another ace 50's tab from Andrew Rogers

Corrected by bdvries. View original
B B7 E F#
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fivefactor (report comment to admin):
I prefer to bring it down two semitones. It makes it much easier to play.