1.13.2009

Do Your Ears Hang Low

Yesterday on sweet Martha's Blog she posted a poem written about Basset Hounds. That reminded me of this song I have sang to Bluebonnet since she was a puppy. I only know two verses of the song so I'm actually happy to have found this website because some of the verses are perfect for Bassets. So here is a compilation of our favorite verses and I'm planning on making a short video with my digital camera and acting out the verses with Bluebonnet's ears.

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o'er your shoulderlike a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears flip-flop?
Can you use them for a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you use them for a swatter?
Can you use them for a blotter?
Do your ears flip-flop?

Do your ears hang out?
Can you waggle them about?
Can you flip them up and downas you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for surewhen you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears hang out?

Do your ears stretch wide?
Do they reach from side to side?
Can you use them as a parachute or wings that let you glide?
Can you cast a cooling shadow over most of Colorado?
Do your ears stretch wide?

Are your ears too big?
Are they heavy as a pig?
Do they bruise your cerebellum when you dance an Irish jig?
Can they function as the anchors for a fleet of oil tankers?
Are your ears too big?

Are your ears quite clean?
Do they have a lovely sheen?
Did you harvest all the vegetables that grow down in between?
Did you wash out all the soil after all your farming toil?
Are your ears quite clean?

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o'er your shoulderlike a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

4 comments:

Martha Basset said...

We hope you are going to sing the verses - not at all sure about you using poor Bluebonnets ears - still we can see how the words fit!
love Martha & Bailey xx

Channon said...

Love it - and your blog! Thanks for stopping by.

Sue said...

That should be the theme song for all Bassets and Bloodhounds.

Charli and me said...

Love that song :>)