(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?

Album: Love Songs For Night People (1953)
Charted: 1
  • (HOW MUCH IS)THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW
    17/04/1953 - 1 week at #1 - 11 weeks on chart

    How much is that doggy in the window
    Woof woof
    The one with the waggely tail
    How much is that doggy in the window
    Woof woof
    I do hope that doggy's for sale

    I must take a trip to California
    And leave my poor sweetheart alone
    If he has a dog he won't be lonesome
    And the doggy will have a good home

    How much is that doggy in the window
    Woof woof
    The one with the waggely tail
    How much is that doggy in the window
    Woof woof
    I do hope that doggy's for sale

    I read in the papers there are robbers
    woof woof
    With flashlights that shine in the dark
    My love needs a doggy to protect him
    And scare them away with one bark

    I don't want a bunny or a kitty
    I don't want a parrot that talks
    I don't want a bowl of little fishes
    He can't take a goldfish for walks

    How much is that doggy in the window
    Woof woof
    The one with the waggely tail
    How much is that doggy in the window
    Woof woof
    I do hope that doggy's for sale

Comments: 4

  • Patrick Griffin from ShropshireMy mother says that her uncle always insisted that he actually wrote how much is that doggie in the window and sent it off for a competition!
  • Dave from Cullman, AlThis song was parodied by country comedy duo Homer and Jethro as "How Much Is That Hound Dog in the Winder."
  • Jon from Great Yarmouth, United KingdomLita Rosa is still alive and well and lives near me in Norfolk UK.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandTim Rice, of Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar fame, recorded a version of this in mock-backwards form, calld Window The In Doggie That Is Much How.
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