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The Everly Brothers – Bird Dog

Was a #1 hit on the Billboard Country Chart for 6 weeks. The song also hit number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as peaking at number two for three weeks on the R&B charts.

The Everly Brothers - Bird Dog
Cover LP The Everly Brothers Warner 1963
The Everly Brothers – Bird Dog, is a song written by Boudleaux Bryant and recorded by the Everly Brothers. It was released in 1958 and was a #1 hit on the Billboard Country Chart for 6 weeks. The song also hit number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as peaking at number two for three weeks on the R&B charts.
The song deals with the singer’s dismay that a boy, by the name of Johnny, is trying to take his girlfriend away. The singer calls him a bird dog as a result of his behavior.




The Everly Brothers – Bird Dog
From the album The Best of The Everly Brothers
A-side Devoted to You
Released July 28, 1958
Recorded July 10, 1958
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:20
Label Cadence 1350
Songwriter(s) Boudleaux Bryant

COUNTRYPEDIA




The Everly Brothers – Bird Dog Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Johnny is 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 been tryin’ to steal my baby (He’s a bird dog)
[Verse 2]
Johnny sings a love song (Like a bird)
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)
[Chorus]
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
[Verse 3]
Johnny kissed the teacher (He’s a bird)
He tip-toed up to reach her (He’s a bird)
Well, he’s a 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)
[Chorus]
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
[Outro]
He’s a bird

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The Everly Brothers - Bird Dog
Single The Everly Brothers Cadence 1958

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