"Hound Dog" as written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller....
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Ya know they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit you ain't no friend of mine


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"Hound Dog" as written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

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    General CommentI love this song .My Mom is really likes him.
    abfabmiaon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHound Dog was written by Lieber and Stoller for an R&B singer Big Mama Thornton who did a low down and grittier version of it. It features one of the coolest guitar solos of that time period. The Elvis version is a more hyperactive version of the song. No less or better than the original in my opinion just different. It rocks. Watching Elvis do the "raunchy" version on that old tv show was certainly a big moment in rock and roll history. I think it's one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
    MrLongroveon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Elvis version is good in its own respects, but nothing compares to the Mama Thorton version. That is AMAZING! It just puts me in a great mood and she sings with such a passion.
    Talljenn81on May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjesus christ ther is only 4 ppl or 5 now writin about the king....... i ffind that hopeless this song is awesome
    thomasrobertson July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentu no y theres noone commenting this song or the king? cause its like 60 years old and the elvis died of a drug overdose and was a fat horny slob!
    xnerd181on August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey ledskynyrd, you aint no English major. It's just a simple blues song that made him a ton of dough, not bad for a non song. Elvis had more talent in one pube than you could ever imagine of having, loser. looks slike you aint nothin but a hound dog scratchin round this site.
    ephilbrookon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI swear at one point he says "you never cut a record, you aint no friend of mine"....or maybe thats just me. Such a great song to shake yo hips to.
    autrefoison January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the line 'well they said you was high classed well that was just a lie'

    lovin it!
    forgottensmileson March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcool tune bitch
    heyjude55on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone heard Robert Palmer's version from his last album 'Drive'? It's a cover of the ORIGINAL blues version.
    Lyrics are:


    "You ain't nothin' but a hound dog,
    been snoopin' round the door
    You ain't nothin' but a hound dog,
    been snoopin' round the door
    You can wag your tail,
    but I ain't gonna feed you no more

    You told me you was high-class,
    but I can see through that
    You told me you was high-class,
    but I can see through that
    Now mamma I know you're just an alley cat

    You ain't nothin' but a hound dog,
    been snoopin' round the door
    You're just an old hound dog,
    been snoopin' round my door
    You can wag your tail,
    but I ain't gonna feed you no more

    You nearly had me fooled,
    but I ain't throwing you a bone
    You nearly had me fooled,
    but I ain't throwing you a bone
    Because you ain't no tiny-dinner (?)
    You stole my soul

    You ain't nothin' but a hound dog,
    been snoopin' round the door
    You ain't nothin' but a hound dog,
    been snoopin' round the door
    You can wag your tail,
    but I ain't gonna feed you no more"
    SilverWolfon November 30, 2006   Link

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