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Song Lyric Sunday – Salty Dog Blues

Jim is turning to all the “seasoned” bloggers with today’s prompt:

This week we have seasoning prompts Cinnamon / Mint / Parsley / Pepper / Rosemary / Sage / Salt / Thyme and hopefully this will leave a pleasant smell with all of us.


The first song that popped into my mind was “Salty Dog Blues” and of course me being a huge Andy Griffith fan had to go with a video featuring “The Darlin’s”.

This song is a folk song from the early 1900s and there are at least 10 different musical works with this title that have known songwriters and publishers. The title is also listed as public domain.

Perhaps one of the most recognizable versions was recorded by Flatt & Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys, an American bluegrass band.

There are many explanations for what is meant by ‘salty dog’. Everything from a soft drink to a sexual partner so take your pick.

With there being so many different versions of lyrics I am just going to post the video (minute 1:10) and simply say ENJOY!


Song Lyric Sunday May 31, 2020.