A joke on the song title “Git Along, Little Dogies” is:
Q: Why did the cowboy buy a wiener dog?
A: He wanted to get a long little doggy.
The joke applies to buying a dachshund dog (an animal) or to buying a hot dog (a food). “Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund?” has been cited in print since at least 1966.
Wikipedia: Git Along, Little Dogies
“Git Along, Little Dogies” is a traditional cowboy ballad, also performed under the title “Whoopie Ti Yi Yo.” The melody and lyrics were first published in 1910 in John Lomax’s Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads. It is cataloged as Roud Folk Song Index No. 827. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
Many people think the song’s lyrics are doggies (i.e. puppies) but a dogie actually refers to a motherless calf.
Roy Rogers : Git Along Little Dogies ( 1940 )
Uploaded on Jun 30, 2009
From the film “West Of The Badlands “ ( 1940 )
19 June 1966, News Journal (Mansfield, OH), “Fun Time—The Chuckle Box,” pg. 16, col. 7:
Bill: Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund?
June: I don’t know.
Bill: Someone told him to get along little doggy.
5 May 1974, Washington (DC) Star-News, “Mini Jokes,” Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q. Why did the cowboy get a basset hound?
A. Someone said to get a long little doggy.
:: Why did the cowboy get a doxen? Because everybody kept telling him (use the cowboy accent!) to “get a long little doggie”. #hahaha
10:52 AM - 13 Feb 2009
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1:02 AM - 9 Apr 2009
Q: Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund? A: Someone told him to get a long little doggy! #jokes
2:50 PM - 3 May 2009
Just heard the best joke! Why did the cowboy get a wiener dog? So he could get a long little doggy!
1:19 PM - 25 Jun 2009
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes:
Humour for the Whole Family
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
Why did the cowboy buy a Dachshund?
Because he heard the ranchhand say, “Get along, little doggie.”
Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund? (self.Jokes)
submitted June 12, 2014 by Derpasm
He wanted to get a long little doggy