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Rat Terrier (Barn Hunt)


If you need a little pest control

If you want your world to rock and roll -

If you want a terrier with soul -

This is what it looks like……

You called on me because I am so smart

I can give your life that kick start

I am the ratter who’s got the heart

This is what it looks like………


I’m solid  

I’m ready    

I’m feisty    

I rock steady     


At the barn hunt  

Get on your funk

At the barn hunt

Don’t mess with the punk

I work in cities and I work on farms,

But I am happiest in someone’s arms

If you want your life full of charms

This is what it looks like……..

Teddy Roosevelt he was a fan

I was his dog and he was my man

I’m proud to be American

This is what it looks like…..


chorus


I can turn it on, I can turn it off

I can be tough or I can be soft

All you vermin, take your best shot  

One wrong move - you’re caught


chorus


I got courage and I got soul

I’m the Decker with rock ’n roll

I’ll keep your world under control -

This is what it looks like……..


chorus


Rat Busters!


Audio Clip:



Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rottweiler

Saluki

Samoyed

Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Terrier

Shar Pei

Shetland Sheepdog

Shih Tzu

Siberian Husky

Silky Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Springer Spaniel

Swedish Vallhund

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Standard Poodle

Toy Poodle

Vizsla

Weimaraner

Welsh Corgi

West Highland Terrier

Whippet

Wolf

Yorkshire Terrier



(Rhodesian Ridgeback)  Bush Dogs of Africa



We are the dogs of South Africa, we are the Ridgebacks

We traveled the land with the Hottentots hunting lion cats

From the Dane and the Mastiff with speed and sight of hound

Came the hunter of the wild, we bring them down, bring them down.

We are the bush dogs of Africa,

We are the chosen ones

Bring down the beast, bring down the cat

We are Rhodesian Ridgeback


We are the dogs of South Africa born unto this land

Faithful and kind, gentle of mind, guardian of his man

Dancing by the fire light, back to back, spinning round

Watching over the longest night, we bring it down, bring it down

We are the bush dogs of Africa,

We are the chosen ones

Bring down the beast, bring down the cat,

We are the Rhodesian Ridgeback


Look in the eyes of courage and strength - these are the eyes of Rhodesia,

Look in the heart and you will find the deepest soul of Africa

Yes we are the bush dogs, the lion dogs,

We are the chosen ones

Bring down the beast, bring down the cat,

We are Rhodesian Ridgeback


Nancy Simmonds

©1989 Soap Opry Music


Audio Clip:  Rhodesian Ridgeback


You've Got to Get a Rott


You don't have to sit and worry,

You don't have to be alone.

Everybody needs some security -

I'll make you feel safe at home.

Cause all you have to do is call,

I'll come running and give you my all, you know

You've got to get a Rott,

I'm telling you this Rottweiller's hot.


If you need a friend and companion

I'm someone you can lean on.

If you need to keep things in line,

You can count on my every time,

Cause all you have to do is call my name,

I'll come running to you again and again, you know

You've tot to get a Rott,

I'm telling you this Rottweiller's hot.


When someone calls, "Rescue me,"

I want to be the one they need.

When someone needs a friend to trust,

You know I leave the others standing in the dust -


You don't have to fear the dark

Cause you know trouble will flee when I bark.

And when you come home I'll be there,

I wanna tell the whole world I care.

All you have to do is call my name,

I'll come running to you again and again -

You've got to get a Rott,

I'm telling you this Rottweiller's hot.



Nancy Simmonds

Soap Opry Music

© l989


Audio Clip:  Rottweiller

(Samoyed)  White On White


White on white into the night, Samoyed lead them on

Dog and man in a cold land, Samoyed, lead them on

With a heart as pure as snow, gypsy blood in your soul

White on white into the night, Samoyed lead them on.


Cruel winds will never harm him, curls up to keep you warm

If you're lost in the night he will be your guiding light, leads you safely through the storm

Across the frozen land he runs, the long and lonely road,

White on white, into the night Samoyed lead them home


Soul of a gypsy dog -


Destiny brought him to me far from the north country

Bleach white hair, beauty beyond compare, Samoyed stay with me

When I need him, he'll be there, I know I'll never walk alone

White on white into the night, Samoyed lead me home


Soul of a gypsy dog

White on white



Nancy Simmonds

© 1990 Soap Opry Music



Audio Clip:  Samoyed


(Scottish Terrier)   That's My Dog


Scotty, my little Aberdeen

You are the world to me

How I love my Scotty


I love a Terrier, the more the merrier

Such a fine silhouette - me and my pet Scottish Terrier


That's my dog, aint he sweet

That's my dog, the dog of my dreams


Strong and bold ,that's the wee lad of old

Weathering any storm, a heart true and warm

That's my Terrier


Oh that's my dog, aint he sweet

That's my dog, the dog of my dreams


Some people need a friend, a face to greet when they come in

These dogs are filled with true emotions, give you only deep devotion -


Scotty, you mean a lot to me

Never a heart so deep, my Aberdeen

I love my Scotty


That's my dog, aint he sweet

That's my dog, the dog of my dreams


Nancy Simmonds

© 1988 Soap Opry Music


Audio Clip:  Scottish Terrier

Shar Pei


     All aboard the Orient Express

     The Shar Pei is heading west.


They say every dog has purpose, a voice to follow within

My heart's worn on the surface somewhere beneath my skin

Remember I'm from China and I led a warrior's life

But I'm runnin' for the border cause I really don't want to fight -

     Chorus


Hey I've lived the hard life when taxes got too steep

They chased me through the city with a hunger for my meat!

Well they almost killed my spirit, almost uncurled my tail

But tonight I met a stranger and we're riding the midnight rail -

     Chorus


     I could sing you the blues, I've got centuries to choose

     But I've run out of places to hide from a hungry man's eye -

     All aboard the Orient Express

     The Shar Pei is heading west.


They say every dog has standards, well I stand alone

I'm wrinkled on the outside, Shar Pei to the bone

I will be your best companion, I will honor and obey

Just get me to the station cause I've got my skin to save      

     Chorus


Nancy Simmonds
© l998
Soap Opry Music

Audio Clip:  Shar Pei

(Saluki)  Across The Deserts of Time


Across the desert sand

He runs with horse and man

Caught inside the spell

The chase of the gazelle

Run so fast, run so free,

Saluki.


Across Arabia

And into Syria

With falcon by your side

You gaze with eagle eye

Run so fast, run so free

Saluki.


I wonder where you go inside your dreams

Oh, the hunter is in your soul, the wind is beneath your feet -


Through the pages of history

Now you lie beside me

You chose me for your own,

Through time our love has grown

Run so fast, run so free

Saluki.


I wonder where you go inside your dreams

Oh, the hunter is in your soul, the wind is beneath your feet -



Across the deserts of time

From the tombs of the royal bloodlines

Caught inside the spell

The chase of the gazelle

Run so fast, run so free

Saluki.


©l989

Nancy Simmonds

Soap Opry Music



Audio Clip:  Saluki


Shetland Sheepdog


Come with me and we will roam

Back to the days of so long ago.

Across the seas to the hills of Shetland,

Come with me to this magic island.

Where all the creatures grow so small,

A child would even feel so tall,

From this land and the hands of gods

Come the Shetland Sheepdogs.


Now from this island they did sail

Through the mainland and through the dales.

Their beauty left the people breathless

Their souls they say were heaven blessed.

A true companion, proud and smart

A lot of love from an honest heart

From this land and the hands of gods

Come the Shetland Sheepdogs.


     Close your eyes, dream awhile

     In the land of the magic isle

     With your Sheltie by your side -

     Dream on


Now in the morning he'll be there

Watching you with love and care

Close your eyes, go to sleep

Dream in the land of the Shelties

Where all the creatures grow so small

A child would even seem so tall

From this land and the hands of gods

Come the Shetland Sheepdogs.



© l989
Nancy Simmonds
Soap Opry Music



Audio Clip:  Shetland Sheepdog

(Shih Tzu)   The Dog From the Forbidden City


Little China dog, my China lily

Curl up on my knees.

Hair in your face like chantilly lace

Lookin' so doggone sweet -

Oh I love you, my Shih Tzu,

Sush a cloever mind, oh so pretty,

Talk abou the dog from the

Oh i


Little lion dog, dog of Peking,

Raised in the palace walls.

The treasure of kings from Manchu to Ming,

You played in the palace halls.

Oh I love you, my Shih Tzu.

A little serious and a whole lot witty

Talk about the dog from the Forbidden City,

Oh. I love you, my Shih Tzu.

Elegance and grace, beauty and truth

Everywhere you go good fortune follows you -

Oo, I love you, my Shih Tzu.


Sweep across the room under the tea house moon,

Look up to my eyes.

You're filled with devotion that brings out emotion

That lightens up my life.

Oo, I love you, my Shih Tzu,

Little china dog, oh so pretty,

Talk about the dog from the forbidden City -

Oo, I love you, my Shih Tzu.

Elegance and grace, beauty and truth,

Everywhere you go good fortune follows you -

Oo, I love you, my Shih Tzu.


Little lion dog, my china lily,

Little china dog, curl up on my knee now,

Little china dog, china lily,

Little china dog, curl up on my knee now.


Nancy Simmonds

Soap Opry Music  © l994


Audio Clip:  Shih Tzu

(Siberian Husky)   Rev Me Up


Rev me up, I'm ready,

Wake the pups, now move out steady

Take it easy, we've got the night

Take your time and do it right

We've got the power, we don't take a chance

Never say never, we can go the distance

I'm a Husky dog, king of the snow

Rev me up, hey, let's go -


If you're lost in the Arctic haze

I can lead you back where you're safe

In Siberia we are the best

More determined than all of the rest

Hitch me up I'm the lead dog

Runnin' all the way to Iditarod

I'm a Husky dog, king of the snow,

Rev me up, hey, let's go


I'm willin', I'm lovin',

I'm ready to let yo know

I'll be there when you need a friend

You just rev me up and let me go


I'm a clean haulin' machine,

Easy goin', I work with the team

If you need a dog or your own

I can make myself right at home

I've got devotion, I'm never tense

You need a friend I can go the distance

I'm a Husky dog, king of the snow

Rev me up, let's go

A Husky dog, king of the snow,

Rev me up, hey, let's go


Nancy Simmonds

© 1993 Soap Opry Music


Audio Clip:  Siberian Husky

Sydney Silky  (Terrier)


G'day mate can't stop to chat - I'm hot on the trail of a dirty rat

Sniffin' up rodents diggin' up bones, going to the outback goin' back home

Diggin' up bones, put 'em in your sleeve

All the little girls love a little Silky

I'm Sydney Silky, in case you wonder

I come from the land that's way down under -


I love to roam the territories, out in the bush like aborigines

I'm a little swagman, I feel alright, I like my rats with vegemite

Diggin' up bones, put 'em in your sleeve

All the little girls love a little Silky

I'm Sydney Silky, in case you wonder

I come from the land that's way down under -


I'm a terrier through and through

Long and silky, tan and blue

I play my music on the digereedo

I live in the land of the kangaroo


Diggin ' up bones, put 'em in your sleeve

All the little girls love a little Silky


My name is Sydney, I love to dig, I might be small but I always think big

I'll be your mate if you take me home, love you so much never leave you alone,

Diggin' up bones, put 'em in your sleeve

All the little girls love a little Silky

I'm Sydney Silky, in case you wonder

I come from the land that's way down under -



Nancy Simmonds/Christopher Ward

©l992 Soap Opry Music/Blue Bear Waltzes

Additional vocal: Christopher Ward


Audio Clip:   Silky Terrier

(Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) Sweetheart Of The Terriers

I


I've got a place in my heart for my faithful friend

I don't have to explain myself, she loves me for what I am.

She's a natural dog, from her shaggy head to her shaggy paw

Soft coated and wheaten hair,

The sweetheart of the Terriers,

But most of all, she's a natural dog.


I've read the tales of Ireland and the cattle drivin' dog

A hunter or a guardian, pure and true to stock.

Without a sound she's next to you,

Waiting on your every move,

Soft coated and wheaten hair,

The sweetheart of the Terriers,

Most of all, she's a natural dog.


     In the longest night she brings the darkness light,

     And I can't give enough to repay her sweet love -

     

In a world that moves too fast, people got so much to prove,

I know a love that lasts and a heart that speaks the truth

She's a natural dog from her shaggy head to her shaggy paws,

Soft coated and wheaten hair,

The sweetheart of the Terriers

Most of all, she's a natural dog.


Soft coated and wheaten hair,

The sweetheart of the Terriers

Most of all, she's a natural dog.


(Springer Spaniel)   Bounce


Spring has sprung and my work's begun across the rugged fields

My nose to the wind, the game begins with the hunter at my heels

My job is clear and I have no fear to flush the prey up high

I zig and zag while my tail does flag til the fowl have filled the sky


Bounce, everybody loves their Spaniel

Bounce, pup of eternal spring

Bounce, coming from the land of England

Flies in the air like a dog with wings


I never run when I hear the gun, I stand still and steady

I hold the line, wait for a sign, until my master's ready

The bird is down, I cover the ground with all my strength and speed

There is no doubt my gentle mouth delivers what he needs


Chorus


With feathers on my legs and ears, fringe on my chest, oh my dear

A two-tone model in a classy frame, pickin' up birds, yeah, that's my game


Chorus


Some of my kin have many wins inside the great show rings

The Garden roars, the crowd adores my beauty and the bling

Some belong on the White House lawn greeting heads of state

But everyone knows it's my heart and soul that makes this Springer great -


Chorus


Nancy Simmonds

© 2008 Soap Opry Music


Audio Clip:    Springer Spaniel

Swedish Vallhund


A thousand years ago or more I sailed across the sea

From Wales or Sweden no one can agree

Like my friend the Corgi I'm built low to the ground

My short legs are powerful and sound

Over  hills and through fields I'm nipping at their heels

I keep the herd in order as I run

I follow their tracks, I bring the lost ones back

You see I am the Swedish Vallhund


I was called the Viking dog a must for every home

Kind of small but fearless to the bone

I kept the farmland safe and enemies at bay

I stood on guard and kept those rats away

Devoted I am, I'll be your best friend

I can make you laugh and have some fun

And now if you lose your way I'll guide you home again

You see I am the Swedish Vallhund


I rise with the sun, I work 'til day is done

You see I am the Swedish Vallhund


There were times that hit us hard our numbers seemed to fade

But Vikings they are bound to rise again

I am the little cattle dog, around the world I'm found,

And you can never keep a good dog down

Oh  wherever I go, I give my heart and soul

I will work until the day is done

And I'll stand by your side, look deep in your eyes,

You see we are Swedish Vallhund


Oh and if you lose your way I'll bring you home again

You see I am the Swedish Vallhund


Nancy Simmonds

©Soap Opry Music 2013


Audio Clip:  Swedish Valhund

(Staffordshire Bull Terrier)   I'm Not Bad


There's been too much confusion, my face is in the news

Because of some dumb owners we've got the Pit Bull blues

Now please don't think I'm snotty, I'm just trying to explain

I'm a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and I'm proud of my name


You see, I'm not bad - I'll be the best friend that you've ever had

I'm not bad - I'm such a good dog, I'm a good hog -


I'm a long time member of the Kennel Club

But many years ago don't you know, they bet on us in the pubs

And then they made the bull rings and they made us fight and die

And even now some idiots continue to try, but don't you know that I -


I'm not bad, I'll be the best friend that you ever had

I'm not bad, I'm such a good dog, I'm a good hog -


I'm telling you I've got a lot of soul

I know how to let those punches roll


I'm writing you this letter from the children's nursery

Oh the baby is asleep and I guard him while he dreams

I know my people love me cause they raised me to be king

I''m proud to be a Staffordshire and I hope I changed your mind


I'm not bad - I'll be the best friend that you ever had

I'm not bad - I'm such a good dog, I'm a good hog



Nancy Simmonds

©1988 Soap Opry Music


Audio Clip:  Staffordshire Bull Terrier

(Toy Poodle)   Petit Chien


Come to me, mon petit choux

You know that I'll always love you

From the moment you looked up at me

I knew that our bond would grow deep

Petit chien, my little toy

You are filled with Poodle joy

And I thank the heavens above

For sending a Poodle to love


Talk to me my little charm

While I hold you so close in my arms

When I needed a friend you came

Now I'm happy and proud once again

Petit chien, my little toy

You are filled with Poodle joy

And I thank the heavens above

For sending a Poodle to love


I know you'll always be true

And you know that I'll always love you

Curl up and sleep on my knees

You were always just what I need

Petit chien, my little toy

You are filled with Poodle joy

And I thank the heavens above

For sending a Poodle to love


Nancy Simmonds

© 1988 Soap Opry Music


(petit choix - my little cabbage) - a term of endearment in french


Audio Clip:  Toy Poodle


©l990
Nancy Simmonds
Soap Opry Music