old king lyrics – neil young

“old king”

king went a-runnin’ after deer
wasn’t scared of jumpin’
off the truck in high gear
king went a-sniffin’
and he would go
was the best old hound dog
i ever did know.

i had a dog and his name was king
i told the dog about everything
there in my truck the dog and i
then one day the king up and died.

then i thought about
the times we had
once when i kicked him
when he was bad
old king sure meant a lot to me
but that hound dog is history.

king went a-runnin’ after deer
wasn’t scared of jumpin’
off the truck in high gear
king went a-sniffin’
and he would go
was the best old hound dog
i ever did know.

that old king was a friend of mine
never knew a dog
that was half as fine
i may find one, you never do know
’cause i still got a long way to go.

i had a dog and his name was king
i told the dog about everything
old king sure meant a lot to me
but that hound dog is history.

king went a-howlin’ after deer
wasn’t scared of jumpin’
off the truck in high gear
king went a-sniffin’
and he would go
was the best old hound dog
i ever did know.

/ neil young lyrics