This is a blues in F with an extra-long I section.
You know I used to have a dog, I loved to have that dog around,
It's great to have a dog, that's what all dog-owners say,
I want me a part time dog, won't keep me up late every night.
My part-time dog & I will cross paths every once in a little while.
My part-time dog'll be well-cared for, it just won't be by only me.
I want me a part-time dog, one who's sweet as she can be—
You know I ain't no SOB who'd turn a hungry dog from his door.
It'll be sad to see her go, watch her go so far away;
I want me a part-time dog, I guess I've told you the reasons why.