Do The Dog Rufus Thomas / The Specials

Rufus Thomas / The Specials

All you punks and all you teds
National Front and Natti dreds
Mods, rockers, hippies and skinheads
Keep on fighting 'till you're dead

Who am I to say?
Who am I to say?
Am I just a hypocrite?
Another piece of your bullshit
Am I the dog the bit, the hand of the man that feeds it?

Do the dog, do the dog
Do the dog, not the donkey
Do the dog, don't be a jerk
Do the dog, watch who you work for
Do the do the do the do the dog
Everybody's doing the dog

Take your F.A. aggravation
Fight it out on New Street station
Master racial masturbation
Causes National Front frustration

Who am I to say?
To the IRA
To the UDA
Soldier boy from UK
Am I just a hypocrite?
Another piece of your bullshit
Am I the dog the bit, the hand of the man that feeds it?

Do the dog, do the dog
Do the dog, not the donkey
Do the dog, don't be a jerk
Do the dog, watch who you work for
Do the do the do the do the dog
Do the do the do the do the dog
Do the do the do the do the dog
Everybody's doing the dog

Released As:

The Specials

Single Cover:

A Message To You, Rudy - Single Cover

UK Release Date:

October 1979

Catalog Number:

CDL TT 5001

UK Single Chart:

7

Single Track Listing:

Notes:

VERY loosely draws from Rufus Thomas' song 'The Dog' (not to be confused with his similarly titled 'Walking the Dog')