Lyrics Corner


We at The Reader's Doglist Association of Great Britain, proudly present another in our series highlighting some of the finest work of our popular song lyricists. For your enjoyment and erudition...

Artist: Cat StevensTitle: Come On Baby (Shift That Log)
Year: 1967 Album: New Masters

Why don't you come over?
It's lonely at the wooden lodge
Why don't you come and see our baby?
You haven't seen her for so long

Come on baby, shift that log
Come on baby, wash that dog
Give me all the love you've got, to me
Come on baby, shift that log
Come on baby, wash that dog
Give me all the love you've got, to me

There in the back woods
we had our little piece of land
but everything wasn't so groovy
Not when you had to dirty your hands

Come on baby, shift that log
Come on baby, wash that dog
Give me all the love you've got, to me
Come on baby, shift that log
Come on baby, wash that dog
Give me all the love you've got, to me

It's lonely at the wooden lodge
Come On Baby (Shift That Log)
So why don't you share my bed

Come on baby, shift that log
Come on baby, wash that dog
Give me all the love you've got, to me
Come on baby, shift that log
Come on baby, wash that dog
Give me all the love you've got, to me




Reader's Doglist critical analysis by Clugstone Dribblage

Well done, Cat Stevens. What a brilliant lyric. If we understand it correctly you're lonely... and looking after the baby... but you'd appreciate it if your 'other' baby dropped by to wash your dog... but, naturally, only after she's emptied her bowels. We notice that she's already had to 'dirty her hands'... so a problem with lavatory paper? Groovy.



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