MY LITTLE DOG

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The rather mournful song “Oh Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?” is a popular among children in both the U.S. and the U.K. The lyrics and music were composed and published in 1864 by the Philadelphia-born critic, composer, arranger, and music publisher Septimus Winner.

The song was originally called “Der Deichter’s Dog,” which over the years was changed to “The Dutchman’s Dog.” A familiar drinking song (as many now-common children’s rhyming songs started out), the tune was a favorite at frat parties and specialty clubs well into the early 1900s, after which it was cut down to one verse and used as a children’s song.

Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
He fetches a ball, he’s the best pet of all,
Oh where, oh where can he be?

Oh where, oh where has my little cat gone?
Oh where, oh where can she be?
With her eyes so bright and her coat of white,
Oh where, oh where can she be?

Oh where, oh where has my little mouse gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With a twitch of his nose wherever he goes,
Oh where, oh where can he be?

Oh where, oh where has my little fish gone?
Oh where, oh where can she be?
She’s such a great pet but she’s always quite wet,
Oh where, oh where can she be?

Oh where, oh where have my little pets gone?
Oh where, oh where can they be?
Squeek, mew, bow-wow! Oh, here they come now!
They’re back safe and sound here with me.

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