How Come There's No Dog Day?

Album: The Best of Tommy Cooper (1961)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the B Side or the A Side of "Don't Jump Off The Roof Dad!", depending upon which source you consult. To the untrained ear the two songs have the same melody, but they are different if very similar.
  • "How Come There's No Dog Day?" is pretty weak even for such an obvious novelty song, but Cooper had a unique ability to bring the house down with the most pathetically weak joke. There is a Mother's Day, and a Father's Day, so why not a Dog Day too?
  • The British Library holds the sheet music, which was composed by American songwriter Cy Coben. Retailing for two shillings, it was copyrighted by Delmore Music of New York, 1960, and 1961 by Good Music, Sole Selling Agents Campbell Connelly of London. Released on the obscure Palette Label, like the A Side (or B Side), it was first recorded by Homer & Jethro, in the United States. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

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