Saturday, February 7, 2009

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

You know, the one with the waggely tail. I bet your mother or grandmother sang this to you when you were little. The song was about a young woman who went on a trip to California and wants to buy a dog so her boyfriend won't be lonely. Actually, when I was a kid, I didn't know that and thought is was just a song about a dog in a pet store.
The lyrics and music were written by Bob Merrill in 1952. It was recorded by Patti Page and released by Mercury Records. The flip side (you remember what a flip side is, right?) was "My Jealous Eyes." It was #1 in the Billboard charts.
I bet you won't find this song on a Karaoke song list!

1 comment:

Sandy said...

My memory of How Much is That Doggie in the window, is little Janet Lennon, of The Lennon Sister on Lawrence Welk singing it. I've really shown my age. lol

Hippie...once and always for sure. It's a state of mind regarless of the age.

I did not hitch, I was very opposed to Vietnam then and being anti war hasn't really changed as I've gotten older.

My daughter's friends always thought it was cool, that her parents were hippies. They had only read about them, as many came from very conservative older families. lol

Stop in, love having visitors.