Poor White Hound Dog

by Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton (born December 25, 1948) is an American soul and gospel singer (both solo and back-up), and an actress. She has provided a number of back-up vocal tracks to songs recorded by major performing artists during the 1960s, most notably with her duet with Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter".

Poor white hound dog
Hold on, hold on, yeah
Gonna screw him down, way underground
Look at his eyes, grey as brown
Hangin’ a white dog, a whoo
Black cat, all the time hold his tongue, oh


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