"Hey Bulldog" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Sheepdog, standing in the rain
Bullfrog, doing it again
Some kind of happiness is
Measured out in miles
What makes you think you're
Something special when you smile

Childlike no one understands
Jackknife in your sweaty hands
Some kind of innocence is
Measured out in years
You don't know what it's like
To listen to your fears

You can talk to me
You can talk to me
You can talk to me
If you're lonely, you can talk to me

Big man (yeah) walking in the park
Wigwam frightened of the dark
Some kind of solitude is
Measured out in you
You think you know me, but you haven't got a clue

You can talk to me
You can talk to me
You can talk to me
If you're lonely, you can talk to me

Hey Hey

Roar

Hey, Bulldog (Hey Bulldog)

Woof

Hey, Bulldog
Hey, Bulldog
Hey, Bulldog

Hey man

Whats up brother?

Roof

What do ya say

I say, "roof"

You know any more?

Ah ah (You got it, that's it, you had it!)
That's it man, Wo ho, That's it, you got it!

Woah

Look at me man, I only had ten children

Ah ah ah ah ah ah ha ha ha ha
Quiet! Quiet! (OK)
Quiet!
Hey, Bulldog, Hey Bulldog


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"Hey Bulldog" as written by John Winston Lennon, Paul James Mccartney

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  • +2
    General Commentlol, most dogs are four-legged... that dog was 3 headed though. I agree, great song, great scene too. I wish I could climb through a piano like that... But I have no idea what this song's about. Let alone why it's got a bulldog in it.
    Emmelstoneon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt was four-headed, Emmelstone. But that is definatly one of the best parts of the movie. Next to "It's All Too Much", of course.
    fashionslaveon June 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe McCartney theory is very interesting and I don't believe I've seen any source make that claim before. The lyrics certainly are consistent with the cold way John treated Paul after the breakup, but that may be deceptive...

    If you look only to the lyrics, it's sort of a parody of a children's song, like a scathing way you might describe an actual child. This might be consistent with the notion that John intended the song for "Yellow Submarine."
    henrythehosson April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think there's a danger that many walk into: assuming that a song (or anything else I suppose) has no "real meaning" unless there's a linear thought that's immediately conveyed. The individual fragments hold meanings within themselves, and they can formulate an overall "message", or may just be great moments in the general discourse, a la "I am the Walrus", or even "Tomorrow Never Knows" (transplanting the Tibetan Book of the Dead phrases piece by piece to blow our collective minds ^.^) . Even if "Some kind of innocence is measured out in years" has no real significance to Lennon, I like to think that, subconsciously at least, he's referring to the innocence of youth, etc...
    MarvinTheMadgeon April 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, i don't register it as a stab at paul.
    it's a fun song about little people who act big. like my bulldog :D
    wind-up*sushion September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best song on Yellow Submarine. This part of the movie is great too. I love the four legged dog.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmm... perhaps it's like the "british bulldog"?
    bluebirdofpeaceon October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLennon said this was a song with a cool riff that meant nothing. I love this song, it's the only one I've listened to more than a few times off the Yellow Submarine soundtract.
    plosionon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the fastest produced song by The Beatles, written and recorded within 24 hours! This song, as with "And Your Bird Can Sing" was John's attempt to prove he can quickly write a song about "nothing"....or so he says. Personally, I think he started the song with that thought in mind, but I think he ended up writing in a few zingers thrown at Paul...."what makes you think you're something special when you smile?"..."you don't know what it's like to listen to you're fears"....and "if you're lonely you can talk to me". Given the time period that this song was written, I'm sure those lyrics are referring Paul. The bulldog was Paul.
    The Great Wokon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, I left off an important verse (see my comments above) that leads me to believe that John is referring to Paul.....it's: "you think you know me but you haven't got a clue." I believe that John's childhood experiences groomed him with the ability to express his feelings in poem and songs, yet supress them at the same time. Hmmnn....I not sure what I meant by that! I'll think about it a bit and get back with you!
    The Great Wokon April 16, 2003   Link

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