Black Dog

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Black Dog up and sniffed his plate
A steamin on the stove
The kids ain't seem you home all day
You're a gentleman born to rove
Black Dog don't believe in sin
Think of where the black dog's been
Think of where he's been today

Have you seen the black dogs teeth
Sharp like a knife?
Have you seen them tear upon a throat
To take a life?
Black Dog don't believe in sin
Think of where the black dog's been
Think of where he's been today

Have you seen the black dogs eyes
Staring in the fire?
It would not occur to him
To question your desire
Black Dog don't believe in sin
Think of where the black dog's been
Think of where he's been today

I've always had a fear of creatures
Crying in the dark
And every form of evil
Seems to bear an evil mark
Black Dog don't believe in sin
Think of where the black dog's been
Think of where he's been today

My woman lays beside me
And my black dog's at my feet
She keeps me from my wandering life
And he robs me of my sleep
Black Dog don't believe in sin
Think of where the black dog's been
Think of where he's been today

I don't know the black dog's name
When I call him, he won't come
How'd I get this black dog
Lord, I never wanted one
Black Dog don't believe in sin
Think of where the black dog's been
Think of where he's been today

Black Dog (unreleased cover)
Written byJesse Winchester
Performed byElvis Costello


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“[Jesse Winchester's] 1970 debut album... contains many very beautiful ballads and one terrifying song called ‘Black Dog.’ I still cannot listen to it in the dark.” Kojak Variety liner notes, 1995

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Jesse Winchester  1970 Jesse Winchester AmazonAmazon.ukDiscogs


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