Standard (EADGBE)



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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

[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