Tuesday, 26 May 2009

How much is that doggy in the window

"How much is that doggy in the window?" asked the popular novelty song written by Bob Merrill in 1952.

The answer, in the case of Duke in Ambleside, was £875.

How much is that doggy in the window?
The one with the waggley tail.
How much is that doggy in the window?
I do hope that doggy's for sale.

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 fishies;
You can't take a goldfish for walks. (Woof, Woof)

I spent a couple of days unable to recall the end of the first line of the second verse. It was most frustrating and every time we got Internet access I forgot to look it up.

(This not-so-little fishy in the House of Bruar Gallery cost around £2,500. It was a fantastic picture and must have taken many. many hours to paint.)


  1. I loved that song!! My mommy would sing it to me all of the time but I don't think she knew the second half of it...I'd never heard that. LOVE THIS, Scriptor!!

    Thank you for posting this one...those doggy's are rather cute, if I do say so myself :o).

    Great..great..great post, for me.

  2. I didn't even know there WAS a second verse, but this song reminds me of my mom, who used to sing silly songs with us every day on our 45 minute car ride to school.

  3. For the full lyrics of How much is that doggie in the window - see http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/howmuch.htm

  4. Interesting little artful doggies. Love the song. Used to sing it with my daughters. I had heard the last verse, but forgotten it!


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