From the recording Electric Hillbilly
Written by: Hank Snow
Broken hearted and so sad, golden curls all wet with tears
'twas a picture of sorrow to see
Kneeling close to the side of his pal and only pride
A little lad these words he told me
He was such a lovely doggie and to me he was such fun
but today as we played by the way
A drunken man got mad at him because he barked in joy
He beat him and he's dying here today
Will you call the doctor please and tell him if he comes right now
He'll save my precious doggie 'cause I'll pray
Then he stroked the fluffy head but his little pal was dead
Just a shiver and he slowly passed away
4th and 5th verse are spoken
He didn't know his dog had died, so I told him as he cried
"Come with me son we'll get that doctor right away"
"But I can't leave him here alone, I must get my doggie home
So while you're gone I'll kneel beside him, sir and I'll pray"
But when I returned he had his little pal upon his knee
And the teardrops they were blinding his big blue eyes
"You're too late, sir my doggie's dead and no help can save him now
But I'll meet my precious Buddy up in the sky."
By a tiny narrow grave, where the willows sadly wave
are these words on a shingle of pine:
"Little Buddy rest in peace, God will watch you thru' the years,
'Cause I told Him in my prayers that you were mine."