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(Words & music by Jerry Leiber - 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 aint never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine.

When they said you was high classed,
Well, that was just a lie.
When they said you was high classed,
Well, that was just a lie.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine.



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  • deathmyfriend
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    deathmyfriendMay 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    I like this song! I may sound childish but, I loved the song on Lilo and Stitch! I like that movie. Lol! I'm so immature.
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    dceeDec 6, 2008 at 1:48 am
    Big Mama Thornton (who first recorded this song, which was written for her) chastises her hubby for being a running dog for the (white) elite and failing to bring home the bacon.
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    GraemeDeMentheNov 9, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Elvsi is in tears (Cryin' all the time) after having been sold a substandard frankfurter in a roll (when they said you was high classed, well, that was just a lie)
  • blob4ever
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    blob4everSep 19, 2008 at 11:16 pm
    (Words & music by Jerry Leiber - 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.

    When they said you was high classed,
    Well, that was just a lie.
    When they said you was high classed,
    Well, that was just a lie.
    You ain't never caught a rabbit
    And you ain't no friend of mine.

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