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Once upon a dog by Anna Huckabee Tull

Once upon a dog, well she didn’t live as long
As we thought that she would, so loyal so good
And she always was everywhere where we were,
Well, there was Billie
Ready for a wrestle, for a walk, a run, and yes she will
Sleep in your bed, lick your hands if you let her, she’ll
Lick, lick, lick ‘em, watch out, she’ll French kiss ‘em
She’ll lick you silly, and

Oh, just look at her go
And let your self know, you’re in the presence of a True Companion
Oh, want everyone to know, let the story be told,
It’s the story of a True Companion

Once upon a pet, watch her whine when she’s wet
Waiting out by the door, dripping water all over the floor
Tail wagging, Did I do that? Well…
Now she ate the turkey you left out, she was lurking
And she gobbled it down before anyone saw her around
Tail sagging, Did I do that? and

Oh, just look at her go
And let your self know, you’re in the presence of a True Companion
Oh, want everyone to know, let the story be told,
It’s the story of a True Companion

Who’s that at the door? Watch her scramble ‘cross the floor
She’s gotta know who it is and she’s gotta keep sniffing like this
Who’s there, Billie, who?!
Come one, we’re at the car, not going very far
But the way that she’s twirling around, you might think that we are
Taking her to the moon

Oh, just look at her go
And let your self know, you’re in the presence of a True Companion
Oh, want everyone to know, let the story be told,
Let it never grow old…

Well, something isn’t right, where’s that light in her eyes?
I don’t know where it is; I don’t know how to think about this
And she’s fading away
Carried to the car, feel that lump in your heart
Watch her struggle to be all the things that she’s been every day
Now she’s sliding away, oh, Billie

Oh, watching you go
Hope that you know the way you’ve always been a True Companion
Oh, want you to know, wherever you go, there may be others but there’ll
Be no stand in


Once upon a dog, yeah, she didn’t live as long
As we thought that she would…
And she always was everywhere
And she always was everywhere
Yeah she always was everywhere
There was Billie