TOP DOG

By John D. Loudermilk
1962 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

If my face....
Ain't the top face on your totem pole
Then I won't be on your totem pole at all
If I can't be Top Dog then I won't be no doggie at all

If I can't play....
First fiddle in your orchestra
Then I won't play no fiddle at all
If I can't be Top Dog then I won't be no doggie at all

I just can't settle for a second place medal
No, I just won't be shoved in to a second string love

If you decide....
That you'll keep me 'round for just a stand-by
Then I'd advise you to call the whole thing off
If I can't be Top Dog then I won't be no doggie at all

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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