Friday, March 15, 2019

Dear Abby - Dog Songs: "Hey Bulldog" by The Beatles (1969)

Dear Friends,

Hi!  Glad you are back.  I have a great dog song to share with you today.

"Hey Bulldog" was released by The Beatles in 1969.  It was mostly written by John Lennon, although it has the Lennon - McCartney song credit.  This song was written the same time as "Lady Madonna" and it has a similar blues influenced sound with a piano riff.  This song was from the Yellow Submarine Album.

Here's some fun trivia -- the song was originally called "She Can Talk To Me."  It had a line "hey bullfrog" (not "bulldog"!) and Paul McCartney barked at that line.  That's how it became "Hey Bulldog."  The barks that you hear in the song are done by Paul!  John sings lead.

More trivia -- The Beatles completed this song from start to finished recording in 10 hours.  They all participated on the record and their recording engineer Geoff Emerick said it was one of the most collaborative Beatles songs.

The original movie version of Yellow Submarine included this song, although it was later cut out of the American released movie. (Later it was added back in.)

My Momma is a huge Beatles fan and she really likes this song.  I hear a lot of Beatles music at my house, so I think I like it too.  Plus it is a fun song!

Here is a video of The Beatles singing "Hey Bulldog."



Are you a Beatles fan?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Love,

Abby xoxoxo

3 comments:

Kait | Slumber & Scones said...

How cool. I know a few Beatles songs, but not this one. I love singing songs to my dog, but I normally just change the words to be about her!

Lily A. said...

I've never heard this song! Has a nice ring to it.

Beth Deyo said...

What a cute idea! I love that song, and your dog is adorable!