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MandyH

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You know when you post a post like this, that you could really regret it, but you guys are so good at lateral thinking that I have no doubt you'll come up with some good ideas....

So, our quartet has a chance to play a fairly formal short concert ( 2 x 15 minutes) for a local choir's fundraising evening. They are raising funds for "canine partners" http://www.caninepartners.org.uk/

And we thought it might be fun to have one (or more) canine related tunes in our repertoire.

My husband has suggested "how much is that doggy in the window" but I know you can come up with some good ideas.

If you can find any already written for SATB sax quartet (the free-er the better!), that would be really good, but we might be able to arrange something from a melody line.

So...do your worst! :D :w00t:
 

old git

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Had to dig for this a bit but the old "escape blues" Where the Southern Crosses the Dawg, sometimes Yellow Dawg, seems appropriate and could give you a few minutes of improvisation. Does it matter that it refers to railway lines rather than woofers? You'll obviously need those for the baritone.
 

kevgermany

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Theme music from Lassie, Littlest Hobo? >:)

Elvis' Hound Dog (too obvious).
Zeppelin's Black Dog (from LZ IV/symbols)
Robert Johnson's Hellhound on my trail
 

gladsaxisme

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Or Just a walking the dog. If you don't know how to do it, I'll show you how to walk the dog,or hows about The Boxer Simon and Garfunkel
 

Young Col

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Violinist Joe Venuti's Beatin' the Dog, written for his Blue Four in 1927, which included Eddie Lang (guitar) and bass sax master Adrian Rollini. I suspect the title is intended to mean defeating the blues (ie depression = black dog) rather than cruelty to domestic animals. A nice ragtimey piece to play if you could ever get the score.

Traditional jazz number called Salty Dog. Has some obscure sounding lyrics that are probably euphemistic.
 

rudjarl

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  • Me and You and a Dog Named Boo
  • Snoopy

And something just for dog lovers :)
 
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Pete Thomas

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Who let the Dogs Out?
Puppy Love
Bird Dog
Leroy Brown:

(And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town.
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog
 

Young Col

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Yard Dog Mazurka (Roger Segure for Jimmy Lunceford)
Hyena Stomp (Jelly Roll, Morton)
The Lady is a Tramp (definitely published - I have a Real Book version)
Wolverine Blues (Hoagy Carmichael)
Please Releash Me....

(well you asked for lateral, Mandy)
 

thomsax

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Dog Ate My Reed (Robillard/James). Swing - R&B. Doug James is a bari player (Robbilard band, Roomful Of Blues ..)
Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas).
Call Your Dogs Off (Robert W Spencer). Shuffle blues made by tenorman Bobby Hurricane Spener.

And then there is also the Swedsih song Lassie by Ainbusk Singers (music Benny Andersson, lyrics Marie Nilsson). A song that made a big impact on most adults/parents here in Sweden in the early 90's. Cute song. But also sad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcKFA9dl2hw

Thomas
 

Kingsleyhk

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Dog Gone Blues
Dogface Soldier
Doggin' Around
Dogs - Who and Pink Floyd
The Dogs of War
Dogtown Blues
Any classical adogio
Another One Bites The Dust - stretching it a bit
Anything by Bach
Bad to the bone
Bark For Barksdale
Barking at the moon (Jenny Lewis)
Cold Dog Soup (Guy Clark)
Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog (Johnny Cash)
Every Dog Has Its Day (Floggin Molly)
A doggy day (in London town)
Old Shep
Git Along Little Dogies
Anything by the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Green Dog (Ry Cooder)
Hey Bulldog (Beatles)

That's enough - Ed
 

Jules

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Nick Drake- The Black Dog.... Led Zeppelin- Black Dog, Robert johnson- Hellhound on my Tail
 

Jules

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There's a Henry Mancini tune called Experiment in Terror- which used to appear on our set lists as Experiments on Terriers..... ah, French Poodle by Sam Butera
 
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