Nazareth - Hair of the Dog - 1975

Nazareth - Hair of the Dog - 1975




This song is about a charming and manipulative woman who can get guys to acquiese to her every need. The singer is letting her know that she has met her match in him, and she won't be able to push him around.


"Hair Of The Dog" does not appear in the lyrics. The logical title would be "Son Of A Bitch," but it would be tough to get airplay with a song of that name. "Hair Of The Dog" comes from the phrase "Hair of the dog that bit you," which some people consider a hangover cure, meaning that if you wake up in pain after drinking lots of beer the night before, a beer will help cure you.


"Hair of the Dog" uses a talk box extensively during its bridge. The song's title, which does not appear in the lyrics, is a pun ("hair of the dog" = "heir of the dog" = "son of a bitch").





Lyrics


Heartbreaker, soul shaker

I've been told about you

Steamroller, midnight shoulder

What they been saying' must be true


Red hot mama, down light charmer

Time's come to pay your dues


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch


Talking jiving poison ivy

You ain't gonna cling to me

Man taker bone faker

I ain't so blind I can't see


Red-hot mama, down light charmer

Time's come to pay your dues


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch


Now you're messin' with a

(A son of a bitch) now you're messin' with a son of a bitch




Writer/s: Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet, Manuel Charlton, Pete Agnew

Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC






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