Hi Friends,

Yesterday I had a fun gig up in Peekskill, NY at the Beanrunner Cafe.
I played a set in front of  my friend, the very talented Arlon Bennett.
As Mike and I launched into our  first song a little girl got up and danced.
Danced and Danced. I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten her name. She’s 4 or 5 years old.

She had a squinkie (?)  toy. A very tiny Dalmatian. The name? Fire Dog!
I attempted a number of times to come up with a tune with Fire Dog in it.
I didn’t do very well… but was able to got her in my own songs here and there. On the way home it hit me:

Fire Dog, Fire Dog
Come home with me
we’ll play house, we’ll play tag
I’ll make us tea
Fire Dog Fire Dog
Won’t you come home with me

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After about my 4th song we sang the little girl’s favorite song: The Alphabet Song.
The whole room sang.
It was lovely.

John

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