SALTY DOG

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  • SALTY DOG
    The term “Salty Dog” can be traced to Elizabethan England. King Philip of Spain
    referred to Sir Francis Drake, and other English Mariners, as “Dogs of the Sea” The
    English were typically thrilled with the name; and after the Armada’s defeat called
    themselves “Old Sea Dogs” shortened to Salty Dogs after years of use.
    Whether it be candy men, salty dogs, coffee grinders, black cat bones, mojo hands, back-
    door men and jelly rolls are about as sexual as terms can get without being clinical. It has
    nothing to do with oceans in my humble opinion, except the rolling balmy seas of
    extended physical love.
    I was standing on the corner with the low-down blues
    Great big hole in the bottom of my shoes
    Baby let me be your salty dog
    Let me be your salty dog
    Or I won’t be your man at all
    Honey let me be your salty dog
    I was down in wild wood sitting on a log
    Finger on the trigger and eye on hog
    Honey let me be your salty dog
    Let me be your salty dog
    Or I won’t be your man at all
    Honey let me be your salty dog
    Now look here Sal I know you
    Run down stocking and a worn-out shoe
    Honey let me be your salty dog
    Let me be your salty dog
    Or I won’t be your man at all
    Honey let me be your salty dog
    I pulled the trigger and the gun said go
    Shot fell over in Mexico
    Honey let me be your salty dog
    Let me be your salty dog
    Or I won’t be your man at all
    Honey let me be your salty dog
  • Now let me be your salty dog
    Or I won’t be your man at all
    Honey let me be your salty dog