late one cold and stormy night, I heard a dog a-barkin'
then I thought I heard somebody at my door a-knockin'
I wondered who could be outside in such an awful storm
then I saw a little girl with a puppy in her arms
before I could say a word, she said:
"my name is sandy, and this here is my puppy dog
his name is little andy,"
standing in the bitter cold in just a ragged dress
then I asked her to come in
and this is what she said:

"ain't ya got no gingerbread?
ain't ya got no candy?
ain't ya got an extra bed
for me and little andy?
patty-cake and bakersman
my mommy ran away again
and we was all alone and didn't know what else to do
I wonder if you'll let us stay with you

giddy-up trotty horse, going to the mill
can we stay all night?
if you don't love us, no one will
I promise we won't cry
london bridge is fallin' down
my daddy's drunk again in town
and we was all alone and didn't what we could do
I wonder if you'll let us stay with you,"

she was just a little girl, not more than six or seven
but that night as they slept, the angels took them both to heaven
god knew little andy would be lonesome with her gone
now sandy and her puppy dog won't ever be alone

"ain't ya got no gingerbread?
ain't ya got no candy?
ain't ya got an extra bed
for me and little andy?"


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    General CommentGod this song is depressing! Not only does the little kid die, but the dog does too. It makes me cry every time I here it. I think Sandy's absent mother and drunk daddy should be shot!
    amymonkeyon June 25, 2008   Link
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    major keyon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is dark. I thought Dolly Parton was strictly a hillbilly country singer. I think I was wrong. I was riding in the car with my mom and she put in one of her cds and this song came on and ever since I've been hooked. I'm not a Dolly Parton fan but this song has an interesting feel to it.
    sarmoneouson October 14, 2007   Link

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