Me and You and a Dog named Boo
by Lobo

Album: Introducing Lobo (1971)
Charted: 4 5
  • I remember to this day
    The bright red Georgia clay
    And how it stuck to the tires
    After the summer rain
    Will power made that old car go
    A woman's mind told me that so
    Oh how I wish
    We were back on the road again

    Me and you and a dog named boo
    Travelin' and livin' off the land
    Me and you and a dog named boo
    How I love being a free man

    I can still recall
    The wheat fields of St. Paul
    And the morning we got caught
    Robbing from an old hen
    Old McDonald he made us work
    But then he paid us for what it was worth
    Another tank of gas
    And back on the road again

    I'll never forget the day
    We motored stately into big L.A.
    The lights of the city put settlin'
    Down in my brain
    Though it's only been a month or so
    That old car's buggin' us to go
    We've gotta get away and get back on
    The road againWriter/s: KENT LAVOIE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 9

  • Dean from Birmingham, AlAusten (and Duane) Walk Away from it All was good song too!
  • Carolyn from Knoville, TnFor John: the words are "a woman's mind told me that's so" which I think indicates that the woman believed that if you wanted something badly enough (willpower made that old car go) you could make it happen.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyWhen I first heard this song I thought the dog's name was 'Blue'; wasn't until I saw the actual record I realized my mistake!!!
  • Duke from Iowa City, Ia"the morning we got caught by an old hen".
    The line is "The morning we got caught robbin' from an old hen."
    They were stealing eggs.

    The song goes on to say "Old Mcdonald".
    Old McDonald would be the farmer, as in "Old McDonald Had A Farm.
  • Peter from Windsor, On@John: Reading a transcription out of a fake book shows me "woman's" and "hen".

    I have no good explanation for the former, but as for the latter...it's almost literal; they were trying to steal eggs for food, but got caught by the farmer when the old hen started a'fussin'.
  • John from North Arlington, NjI have seen lyric versions of this song on the net that in the first verse say "willpower made that old car go; a woman's mind told me that's so. Other versions say "willpower made that old car go, my roamin' mind told me that's so.
    "my roamin' mind" makes more sense, but it sounds like Lobo is saying "woman's"

    Also, "the morning we got caught by an old hen". The song goes on to say "Old Mcdonald". But that would be a male. Could they be saying "the morning we got caught by an old hand", as in an old farm hand?

  • Austen from Fourwinds, TxDuane, the B Side of "You And Me And A Dog Named Boo" was a song called "Walk Away From It All". This is on the 7" 45 single that would have been what most radio stations used for their airplay rotations. "Walk Away From It All" was also on the album "Introducing Lobo" (at least I am pretty sure it was) and can be heard at this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UScSrTfUMRg
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnThis was the song that put Lobo on the musical map in 1971. To me, it was a story song that would have also made a great country hit. It's probably the only song to mention Minnesota's capitol city St. Paul and Old McDonald.
  • Duane from Collierville, TnDoes anyone remember the song on the flip side of "You and me and a dog named Boo"?

    Thanks
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