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Douglas
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2011

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         Am                        G
Douglas loved to explore, but his heart, as his guide,
      F             C               F            G
As a compass turns north, drew him back to your side;
    Am                     G
To see all was well, to enjoy a quick break,
      F            C           Dm         Am(C)
Came Douglas, the great golden dog of the lake.

Cresting the hill to see what could be found,
Flowing like water across broken ground,
The quick turn of his head, checking back for your sake,
Went Douglas, the great golden dog of the lake.

Sure-footed he stood on the bow in the swells,
Seeing the sights and collecting the smells,
Looking back with a smile, leaving joy in his wake,
Rode Douglas the great golden dog of the lake

Asleep in the sun, with his chin on a thwart,
Swimming out for a stick, chasing mallards for sport,
Coming back to the shore for a roll and a shake,
Was Douglas the great golden dog of the lake.

The sweet golden boy, that you loved like a son,
May he yet bring you comfort where memories run.
For your life was made rich by the joy you could take
In Douglas, the great golden dog of the lake.