“Get Along, Little Dogies”


Characterized by the chorus, "Whoopee ti yi yo, get along, little dogies, It's your misfortune and none of my own. Whoopee ti yi yo, get along, little dogies,You know Wyoming will be your new home." Tells of herding cattle down the trail for slaughter


  • Beverly Hill Billies, "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo Get Along" (Brunswick 598. 1932)
  • Cartwright Brothers, "Get Along Little Doggies" (Columbia 15410-D, 1929; on WhenIWas2)
  • Edward L. Crain, "Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Git Along Little Doggies" (Crown 3275, 1932)
  • Girls of the Golden West, "Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Doggies" (Bluebird B05718, 1934)
  • George Goebel, "Night Herding Song" (Conqueror 8157, 1933)
  • Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston, "Whoopie-Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies" (on Struggle2, CowFolkCD1)
  • Beverly Hillbillies, "Whoopie Ti Yi Yo" (Brunswick 598, c. 1931)
  • Kenneth Houchins, "Get Along Little Doggies" (Champion 16584, 1933)
  • Harry Jackson, "As I Went Walking One Morning for Pleasure" (on HJackson1)
  • Harry "Mac" McClintock, "Get Along, Little Doggies" (Victor V-40016, 1929, rec. 1928; Montgomery Ward M-4469 [as Harry "Mac" McClintock and his Haywire Orchestra], 1934)
  • Harry Stephens, "The Night Herding Song" (AFS, 1940s; on LC28)
  • John I. White, the Lonesome Cowboy, "Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo" (Banner 32179/Perfect 12709//Conqueror 7753/Romeo 1629 [as "Little Doggies"], 1931; on BackSaddle)
  • Marc Williams, "The Night Herding Song" (Brunswick 497/Supertone S-2263, 1931)


  1. Randolph 178, "Little Doogie" (sic) (1 fragment, 1 tune)
  2. Sandburg, pp. 268-270 "Whoopee, Ti Yi Yo, Git Along, Little Dogies" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Fife-Cowboy/West 76, "Git Along Little Dogies" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Lomax-FSUSA 58, "Git Along Little Dogies" (1 text plus addenda, 1 tune)
  5. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 385-389, "Git Along, Little Dogies" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Lomax-FSNA 189, "Go On, You Little Dogies"; 190, "Run Along, You Little Dogies" (2 texts, 2 tunes, both of which appear to be mixtures of this song with something else; the chorus of 190 derives partly from "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)")
  7. Larkin, pp. 98-104, "Git Along Little Dogies" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  8. Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 853-854, "Git Along, Little Dogies" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. LPound-ABS, 80, pp. 174-175, "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Git Along Little Dogies" (1 text)
  10. Arnett, pp. 126-127, "Git Along, Little Dogies" (1 text, 1 tune)
  11. Saffel-CowboyP, pp. 174-175, "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Git Along Little Dogies" (1 text)
  12. Silber-FSWB, p. 109, "Git Along, Little Dogies" (1 text)
  13. Fuld-WFM, p. 244, "Git Along Little Dogies (Whoopee Ti Ti Yo)"
  15. Roud #827
  16. BI, R178


Alternate titles: “Night Herding Song”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1893 (journal of Owen Wister)
Keywords: cowboy animal work
Found in: US(So)