Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear Abby - Dog Songs - "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" by Lobo (1971)

Dear Friends,

I have an oldies song that involves a dog for you today.   It is called "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo."  It's about a young hippie couple who are taking a road trip with their dog named Boo.  They have adventures, including getting stuck in the mud, taking food and working to pay off their debt, and ending up back in Los Angeles, ready to go again.

The lyrics include the chorus:

"Me and you and a dog named Boo 

Travellin' and livin' off the land 
Me and you and a dog named Boo 
How I love being a free man"

This song was a hit in 1971.  It was written and performed by Lobo (real name Kent LaVoie).  Kent LaVoie is originally from Tallahassee, Florida.  He was in a band called The Rumours in the 1960's with Gram Parsons and Jim Stafford.  He also played in a band called the Sugar Beats.  He decided to try a solo career, and recorded under the name Lobo ("the wolf").  "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" was his first hit.  It went to #5 on the charts, and received a gold record.  Lobo had two other 1970's hits - "I'd Love You to Want Me" and "Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend."

I found a video of this song so you can listen.   Have you heard this one before?



I always love to hear from you in the comments.   Wishing you a good weekend!

Love,
Abby xoxoxo

8 comments:

Natalie Gettis said...

Aww! I've never heard this before. Great find!

Natalie Gettis said...

Aw! I've never heard this before. Good find!

Natalie Gettis said...

Aw! I've never heard this before. Good find!

Kelsey said...

Cute! This dog song was new to me, a great listen!

Aliceson Coates said...

Abby:
I loved that song growing up think I was 11 or 12 when it came out.
Haley loves music too.
She hates the cold weather we are having.

Have a great warm weekend sweet Abby❤️

Aliceson and Haley 💗

Imperturbe said...

Completely forgot about this song, but remember it on the radio.

Lily A. said...

I had never heard this song. So cute!

Abby said...

Thanks, friends! I enjoyed reading your comments.

Love,
Abby xoxoxo