King went a-runnin' after deer
Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear
King went a-sniffin' and he would go
Was the best old hound dog I ever did know.

I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
There in my truck the dog and I
Then one day the King up and died.

Then I thought about the times we had
Once when I kicked him when he was bad
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history.

King went a-runnin' after deer
Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear
King went a-sniffin' and he would go
Was the best old hound dog I ever did know.

That old King was a friend of mine
Never knew a dog that was half as fine
I may find one, you never do know
'Cause I still got a long way to go.

I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history.

King went a-howlin' after deer
Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear
King went a-sniffin' and he would go
Was the best old hound dog I ever did know.


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    General CommentIi is quite obvious, but he has also said it out loud at shows: Its about Neils old dog.
    powderfingeron March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about his dog. His dog's name was actually Elvis, but he didn't want any confusion.
    justasimpleguyon February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about his dog. His dog's name was actually Elvis, but he didn't want any confusion.
    justasimpleguyon February 06, 2008   Link

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