Old Dog Tray by Stephen Foster

 

Old Dog Tray

by
Stephen Foster

Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry - Old Dog Tray by Stephen Foster
We have dedicated this section of the site to famous Dog poems and poetry. A favourite dog poem of all time is the lyrics from Old Dog Tray by wonderful American lyricist Stephen Foster  - a real treat for anyone who has never heard of this song. Stephen Foster was an American Poet and Musician who lived between 1826 and 1864.

 

 

He was educated at Jefferson College. His most famous songs include Beautiful Dreamer, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair and Oh Susana!. A true dog lover as can be seen by the words of his poem ' Old Dog Tray '. The lyrics to the poem Old Dog Tray demonstrate the poets empathy with dogs! We are sure that every dog lover will take enormous pleasure from the words of the Song - Old Dog Tray by Stephen Foster !

Old Dog Tray
 by
Stephen Foster

The morn of life is past,
And ev'ning comes at last;
It brings me a dream of a once happy day,
Of merry forms I've seen
Upon the village green,
Sporting with my old dog Tray.

Chorus:
Old dog Tray's ever faithful;
Grief cannot drive him away;
He's gentle, he is kind,
I'll never, never find
A better friend than old dog Tray.

The forms I called my own
Have vanish'd one by one,
The lov'd ones, the dear ones have all pass'd away;
Their happy smiles have flown,
Their gentle voices gone,
I've nothing left but old dog Tray.

Chorus.

When thoughts recall the past,
His eyes are on me cast,
I know that he feels what my breaking heart would say;
Although he cannot speak,
I'll vainly, vainly seek
A better friend than old dog Tray

 

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Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry
Please click one of the following links to enjoy our selection of Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry:

 

The Song of Quoodle by G.K.Chesterton
His Apologies poetry by Rudyard Kipling
The Twa Dogs a poem by Robert Burns
To Flush My Dog a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Dinah in Heaven famous poem by Rudyard Kipling
Rainbow Bridge a poem by an Unknown Author
A Dogs Soul a poem by an Unknown Author
The Power of the Dog a poem by Rudyard Kipling
The Secret Messages in famous Dog Nursery Rhymes
Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow by Joseph Tabrar
Epitaphs to Dogs by Sir William Watson and Lord Byron

 

Famous Dogs and their Owners
The famous dogs and their stories make fascinating reading. Try out your knowledge of dogs, including the famous dogs and their owners by visiting our Dog Quiz - Can you make it to the 'Winner's Hall of Fame' ?

 

Old Dog Tray by Stephen Foster

 

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