I'm walkin' all around the town Singin' all the people down Talkin' around, talkin' around. Me and my cat named Dog Are walkin' high against the fog Singin' the sun Singin' the sun Happy, sad and crazy wonder Chokin' up my mind with perpetual dreamin'... I'm driftin' up and down the street Searchin' for the sound of people Swingin' their feet, swingin' their feet Dog is a good old cat People what you think of that? That's where I'm at, that's where I'm at. Happy, sad and crazy wonder Chokin' up my mind with perpetual dreamin'... Dog is a good old cat People what you think of that? That's where I'm at, that's where I'm at, that's where I'm at.
Writer/s: NORMA TANEGA
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Barry from Sauquoit, NyNorma Tanega passed away at her home in Claremont, California on December 29th, 2019, she was 80 year old... She was a folk singer and experimental musician who had a single hit, the 1966 song “Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog.” The track reached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was later covered by artists including Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, Yo La Tengo, and They Might Be Giants... Her other songs include “You’re Dead,” which was used as the theme song for the 2015 movie 'What We Do in the Shadows'... Tanega was also a songwriter who wrote and co-wrote songs for Dusty Springfield, with whom she had a romantic relationship, including “No Stranger Am I,” “The Colour of Your Eyes,” and "Midnight Sounds"... May she R.I.P.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 16th 1966, Norma Tanega performed "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'... Two months earlier on February 20th, 1966 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #87; and on April 3rd it peaked at #22 (for one week) and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100... It was her only Top 100 record; and as stated above it also reached #22 in the United Kingdom... Ms. Tanega celebrated her 75th birthday three months ago on January 30th.
Matthew from Toronto, OnGee, Norma, we hardly knew ya. Whatever this song was about, it had a unique, completely original sound. To this day, I can't think of any song like it. The lyrics suggested hope, change, potential, and just being who you were. A classic 60's anthem.
Bill from Rensselaer, NyNorma was very good friends with Dusty Springfield
Steppenwolf from Out There, BcI remember the tune when I was a kid. I'm a cat fan. My older cousins, who were all hippie radicals, used to play a lot.
Doug from Oakland wrote:
>>>"The song is about pot. "Happy sad and crazy wonders,choking up my mind with perpetual dreaming"
Are you sure it's about pot? You could get that high just from breathing the smoggy air in the LA basin.
Doug from Oakland, CaThe song is about pot. "Happy sad and crazy wonders,choking up my mind with perpetual dreaming"