#SongLyricSunday-Doggone-November 29

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Song Lyric Sunday

This week our host Jim Adams for Song Lyric Sunday for has given us the prompt to write about domesticated pets Bird/Cat/Dog/Fish/Pet. Since I have five toes pointing forward I don’t think I will commenting on any songs about PASSERINES (30 Day Vocabulary Challenge). So that leaves Cats, Dogs, Fish, and Pets.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it contains the prompt words or not.  If it does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

In my past Song Lyric Sunday choices I have pretty much stayed with blues songs. I just could not resist a soul song from Marvin Gaye this week called I’ll Be DOGGONE.

“I’LL BE DOGGONE” represents three firsts for Marvin Gaye: It was his first million-selling record, his first chart-topping R&B single and his first song to be co-written by Smokey Robinson and his fellow Miracles bandmates, Pete Moore and Marv Tarplin.

In the beginning Marvin Gaye got signed by Berry Gordy Jr. for Motown Records but his early success was mostly behind-the-scenes. He was a session drummer for Motown legends such as Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and Martha & the Vandellas.

In 1962 he got his first hit called “Hitch Hike”.

Marvin Gaye had a brand that made him popular. He was calm, tall, a smooth-skinned charmer whom the ladies found most sexy and seductive. Unfortunately like many his persona was not reality.

Here are the lyrics

Gaye struggled badly with the substance abuse and bouts of depression that plagued him for most of his life. Here is a YouTube Video of him on July 7, 1980 at the age of 41 performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival

After his last tour in 1984, he moved into his parents’ house. There he and his father fell into a pattern of violent fights and quarrels that recalled conflicts that had haunted the family for decades. On April 1, 1984, Marvin Gaye Sr. shot and killed his son after a physical altercation; the father claimed he acted in self-defense but would later be convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

We lost a talented artist way to soon!

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