Digga Dog Kid by Keeth Apgar on Tuneful Tuesday

This joyful tune was submitted by member Keeth Apgar of The Harmonica Pocket.

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For my son’s 2nd birthday I bought him a dump truck load of sand.

The dump truck driver dumped the sand in our big, grassy yard and the pile was about four feet high. The sand pile quickly became a neighborhood hangout, with all ages of kids playing and building crazy castles together. Grownups would plop down and get sand in their shoes too.

When his next birthday rolled around I ordered another truck load of sand and the party continued.

One sunny day I was hanging with the kids at the sand pile and had my guitar. I was just goofing and the chorus to Digga Dog Kid came out. One of the boys — little Owen — kept laughing and laughing when I sang it. I kept singing it over and over to keep him giggling because his laugh was so adorable.

The first verse was partially written that day, but some of the words were different. The 2nd verse was added later, and the 3rd verse about the treasure chest was written in the studio when Johnny Bregar and I realized the song needed another verse. I asked Chris Ballew (Caspar Babypants) to sing the 3rd verse and was happy that he agreed to do it.

Digga Dog Kid

I can dig in the dirt
I can dig in the sand
I can dig a big hole down
With my little hands
I can dig up some worms
Who are living way down there
A little dirt under my fingernails
I don’t really care

Dig dog a digga dog dig
A dig dog digga dog dig
Dig dog a digga dog dig
I’m a digga digga digga dog kid

I can dig in the soil
I can drop in some seeds
I can dig a big hole then
Plant a little tree
And I sing a little song
As I’m covering the hole
Then I do a little dance
So its roots will grow

Dig dog a digga dog dig
A dig dog digga dog dig
Dig dog a digga dog dig
I’m a digga digga digga dog kid

We could dig up some gold
If we had a treasure map
If we found a treasure chest
There’d be nothing wrong with that
So grab a shovel quick
And let’s get looking for the loot
If you do a little digging then
I’ll share it all with you

Dig dog a digga dog dig
A dig dog digga dog dig
Dig dog a digga dog dig
I’m a digga digga digga dog kid

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6 comments

  1. This is a GREAT children’s song because it’s truly from a child’s point of view, it’s easy to understand, and it’s FUN to sing.

  2. Great tune Chris! Tight, simple track. Plus, love your vocals. Catchy song! Bet kids love it.
    Paul N.

    1. Oops! Meant Keeth. Sheesh! Speed reading should not be taught in schools. My bad
      PN

  3. Fun song! Great idea from the pure fun of children. Love the choice of instrumentation. Chorus is a winner.

  4. Bravo! Fun, easy to learn and about being OUTSIDE! Super recording
    Yay and More, Keith.

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