"Every Dog Has Its Day" as written by and David R King Bridget A Regan....
Well, I've drunk to drown, on every ocean I've been
Lake Tanganyika, where the crocodiles swim
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Van Diemen's land
Well, I drank with the Sultan, down the Suez Canal

'Cause every dog has its day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, just to be there with you

Well, there was old Jerry Rooney, who was mad as a mule
Spillblood Maloney had a head like one too
That night on the bridge, with my shovel in hand
Well, he threatened to kill me, for sure he picked the wrong man

'Cause every dog has its day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, just to be there with you

Well, there was mutiny in Lagos
Aboard the mean ship Skondi
Ten or twelve days in prison
'Till the bastards set me free, McCluskey you're free

'Cause every dog has its day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, just to be there with you

Now I love the sea and she wants me back
So I leave this old harbor, with the wind at my back
Goodbye Mother Theresa, I hope the kids settle down
I must head for the China's, pray to God, I don't drown

(One, two, three) for every dog has its day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too

'Cause every dog has its day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, too, too
Just to be there with you
Just to be there with you
And just to be there with you
Just to be there with you
Just to be there with you


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"Every Dog Has Its Day" as written by David R King Bridget A Regan

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    General Commentthis song sounds so awsome live. 10x better than cd.
    chicknwitnoheadon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a song about mutiniy aboard the ship that he was captaining. That is why he is spending the time in jail. That was the way it used to be with muntines. He talks about "her" and that is the ship. Not a person, Great song.
    vw4lifeeon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell the part about the bridge makes sense now. good song.
    Deadman_walkingon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot, but what I don't get is the lines of the chorus. They don't seem to be related at all. Every dog has its day means that even the dumbest/ugliest/unluckiest/[fill in bad attribute here] person will at one point get their minute of fame, or moment on top of the world. OK. Then "Like every woman she gets her own way". In the context of this song, that line has to refer to the sea. "She" often refers to ships, but not in the chorus. A ship never gets her own way, it's always the sea that has control. The sea always gets its way. But what does that have to do with "every dog has it's day", other than conveniently rhyming? Then the last line, I assume that "you" means the sea as well, but why would he switch from referring to the sea in third person in the second line, to second person in the last line? Is he in fact talking about two separate things? Or am I just trying to analyze it too much?
    cp-Mikeon February 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMike, the lines of the chorus are actually pretty cool...
    "Every dog has its day
    Like every woman she gets her own way"
    Means that every dog will absolutely, definitely, get his day, and that fact is just as certain as the fact that every woman will eventually get her way. =)
    Wyo_Danielon April 02, 2008   Link

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