“Bull Dog Down in Tennessee”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (recording, Doc Walsh)
Keywords: courting derivative humorous parody dog father lover
Found in: US(SE)


Parody of "The Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee." Singer goes to court his girl, but her father sics a bulldog on him. As the dog attacks him, he flees over the hills and hollers back to his home


It was a tossup whether these recordings should be entered as "Same Tune" items under "Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee" or given their own entry. But the song has its own distinct plot, and it managed to get into the repertoires of several performers, so I decided to dignify it. - PJS

Cross references



  1. Roud #7879
  2. BI, RcBDDITe