A Good Dog Is Lost (Ron Hynes) video
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"A good dog is lost,"
Said a sign above the counter at the corner store,
With an address and a phone to call;
Still and all it said, just a little bit more it said,
"Hey there, stranger!
Well, I can... I can hardly believe,
Someone that I love that much
has run away from me,
And if you find her,
you can only return to me at any cost,
For a good dog is lost."

Somewhere out there tonight
upon a darkened street,
Running breathless with a wild beating heart,
In all directions on four tiny feet, callin',
"Hey there, stranger!
Well, I can, I can hardly believe,
Someone that I love that much
has forgotten about me."
Look at all these people
tucked away in their houses,
And they're watchin' reruns of Who's The Boss,
While a good dog is lost.

And a tired clerk at the counter says:
"Every day in tiny ways we disappear;
On a night like this
it's better him than me out there."

But "A good dog is lost",
Said a flyer beneath the
windshield wiper of my car;
So I stashed it in my groceries,
Caught this expression in my rear-view mirror.
It said: "Hey there, stranger!
Well I can, I can hardly believe,
That a picture of a puppy drawn with a crayon
Would get to a guy like me.
I guess I'll just go out and drive around,
I know I'll never sleep,
But I'll just turn and toss.

For a good dog is lost.
Good dog is lost.
A good dog is......

####.... Ron Hynes and Lily Hynes ....####
Recorded by Ron Hynes in a compilation of songs (The Sandcastle Sessions, 1999-2001, trk#4, 2002 CD, produced by Ron Hynes at Sandcastle Recording Studio, Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island); and (Get Back Change, trk#10, 2003 CD, produced and arranged by Paul Mills, Borealis Records, Toronto, Ontario).

See more songs by Ron Hynes.

Ron Hynes' daughter Lily was going on four when events led up to the creation of this ballad about a shih-tzu belonging to Cathy Jones, a local television personality who at the time lived just down the road from the Hynes home in St John's. Lily drew a poster to hang in the nearby store and Ron wrote this ballad.


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