1. DOTTY

From the recording DOTTY

I started singing the title riff -- and it just made me smile. Sure, I was writing about an imaginary girl -- but suddenly it dawned on me: I was really writing about our little black & white doggy girl, Maggie (she plays Dotty in the YouTube video https://youtu.be/c0ZqgwRHnOw
Dotty was rescued by my wife, the incredible Dr. Suzi (www.chatvet.com). Dotty had been run over by a truck, and was brought in to be put down. Suzi nursed her back to health. this is certainly one of the happiest dogs that has ever lived: the very moment she opens her eyes in the morning, she races around the bed at full speed 'oohing and aching' in dog language of course, and kissing us over and over. She really DOES spread "a little joy and love into everybody’s life!"


La Dot’n Dottie Dot Dot Dottie
I’ve got a girl named Dotty
She wakes up every morning with the sunshine in her eyes
She’s always spreadin’ that light around
Bringin’ a little joy and love into everybody’s life 
She’s got me feelin’ good
Don’t need no particular reason ‘cause she’s here tonight
I feel the weight of my world just lifting off
And the wonderful feeling that everything’s gonna work out alright
La Dot’n Dottie Dot Dot Dottie
Go go  go go Dotty
La Dot’n Dottie Dot Dot Dottie
Oh my Dottie ya really really got me girl
I’ve been workin’ too hard (don’t ya do it don’t ya do it)
Too much worry in my heart (don’t ya do it don’t ya do it)
Gotta make a brand new start (gotta do what I gotta do)
Promise we’ll never be apart (“Cuz Dotty oh Dotty it’s you!)
And when the rain starts fallin’
And the skies are dark threatening
We cocoon by the warmth of the fire in the light of our love and I sing