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BAD DOG Well she bites the hands that feed her and she bites the ones that don't I've suggested that she stop it but I'm pretty sure she won't I've watched a doggy video and read a doggy blog She's a bad bad bad bad bad dog Now there's holes in the carpet and I'm scared to check the floor I bet if we didn't stop her she would eat right through the door Then she'd eat the whole neighborhood- she's really quite a hog She's a bad bad bad bad bad dog I remember when we only had a cat Now we fondly reminisce about that When she's sleeping she's really pretty cute But it turns out she's a dragon in a dog suit Used to be the kind of guy that spent a lot of time in bed But it's so much less appealing when she's jumping on my head Perhaps we should've thought about a buffalo instead Of this bad bad bad bad bad dog Now there's holes in all the furniture and holes in the yard Our shoes, shirts, and selves are gettin' permanently scarred I wish someone had told me it was gonna be so hard To have a bad bad bad bad bad dog We adore her when she's totally asleep We're in heaven when she doesn't make a peep Only problem is that sometimes she's awake And a little bit of dragon goes a long way- ow!
PAL OF MY HEART True to me, kind to me, Never deceiving; Cheering me, helping me, Ever believing: Sad for me, glad for me, Never apart; Dear to me, near to me, Pal of my heart Clean hearted, strong hearted, All the way through; Uplifting, and tender- Wonderful you! Fair to me, square to me, Life's dearest part, Best to me, blest to me, Pal of my heart.
DOG ON HER SIDE Here's my baby Sleeping soundly With a dog on her side, cat on her chest Dog on her feet, let's get some rest How we sleep that way Is possibly more than I can say It's unorthodox, perhaps you're right But it's never lonely in the bed at night with her And she's my baby And they're her babies And we're all her babies
“Mothra” So musty, so old, so vague in your appeal Your funky lip You were a man’s moth And the world was your teddy He had great big head and empathetic eyes Your funky lip Hangin’ down And you were right on time And the world was your teddy So relentless, so romantic was your nature So steady, so pathetic your gaze So radioactive was your breath, you scared us all to death It’s always hard to lose someone you’re close to Mothra O moth of my approval, where art thou? Give me give me all your love I need it right now Mothra


Almost 30 years of songs about dogs, 1992 - 2021. As a bonus, including photos of the actual dogs that inspired each song to post along with their particular track, not to mention a whole bunch of others that wouldn't fit.
I'm not at all sure why photos of our dogs would be interesting to anyone else, but they've got to be more interesting than more pictures of me!


released April 23, 2021

1- Bad Dog

2- Pal Of My Heart

3- Weasel Don't Be Mean (Chandler Travis Philharmonic)

4- Get That Stick (Incredible Casuals)

5- Dog On Her Side

6- For the Life Of This Dog

7- Mothra

8- I Want a Puppy

9- She's Filthy (Chandler Travis Philharmonic)

10- Ruby My Dove

11- Get Out Of Here

12- Stay Like That (Chandler Travis Philharmonic)

All songs written and performed by Chandler Travis, Farfy/BMI, except:
2, set to a poem by K,S. Rankin;
3 & 7 by the CTP, from the album "Llama Rhymes";
4 by the Incredible Casuals, from RadioBall #11-
"The Future Will Be Better Tomorrow";
9 by the CTP, recorded at Harry's in Hyannis, Aug. 17, 2004 by Chris Blood;
and 12 by the CTP, from the album "Let's Have a Pancake"
3, 7, and 12 mixed and recorded by Ducky Carlisle at Room 9
Special thanks to the Casuals (Rikki Bates, Aaron Spade, and
Johnny Spampinato); the Philharmonic (among them here, Rikki,
Dinty Child, Johns Clark & Styklunas, Fred Boak, Keith Spring,
Berke McKelvie, Keiichi Hashimoto, Mark Chenevert, Bob Pilkington.
Dave Harris, Ken Field, Tim Dickey, and on and on...
And to Weasel, Lily, Quintron, Ramona, Bodie, Jamie, Snoopy, Dandy,
Ben, Ruby, Madge, Tara, Esther, Turbo, Clawdy,
and on and on even more!

Art by Dan Joy
Most photos by Rachel Jarvis, to whom this album is most gratefully dedicated



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THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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