"You Can't Keep a Good Dog Down" is the opening song of All Dogs Go To Heaven. It is sung by Charlie and Itchy to a group of craps playing dogs.
[Intro] [CHARLIE, spoken] Why settle for a couple of bones when you can have the whole bank? Ha ha ha ha ha!
[ITCHY, spoken] Hey, Charlie! Charlie, look! You hit the jackpot! Oh ho ho Atta boy, Charlie, I'm proud o' ya! Charlie, tell 'em!
[Verse 1] (sung) [CHARLIE]:🎶Oh, you can’t keep a good dog down🎶
[ITCHY]: No sir!
[CHARLIE]: 🎶No, you can’t keep a good dog down I’ve seen pain and hurt🎶
[CHARLIE]:🎶I’ve eaten some dirt🎶
[CHARLIE]:🎶It’s hard to buy but even I've been jilted by a skirt!🎶
[CHARLIE]: 🎶But look, pal, I’m still around🎶
[CHARLIE]: 🎶'Cause you can’t keep a good dog down!🎶
[Chorus] [ITCHY]: 🎶Ya can’t keep a good dog down🎶
[CHARLIE]: No you can’t!
[ITCHY]: 🎶No no no no, you can’t keep a good dog down🎶
[CHARLIE]: 🎶I’ve been bought and sold🎶
[ITCHY]: 🎶He’s been warm and cold🎶
[CHARLIE]: 🎶But 10 to 1 I’ll still be runnin’ rackets when I’m old🎶
[ITCHY]: 🎶Not in some cage in the city pound🎶
[CHARLIE, & ITCHY]:
🎶'Cause ya can’t keep a good dog
🎶Can’t keep a good🎶
🎶I say ya can’t keep a good dog down🎶
[Verse 2] [ITCHY]: In him’s the luck of the Irish
[CHARLIE] The pride of the German
[ITCHY] And even, haha, a bit of Siam
[CHARLIE] Siam? You see the come of the English
[ITCHY] The charm of the Spanish
[CHARLIE] A pedigree a-certainly ain’t what I am! So call me a mixed up pup
[ITCHY] You’re a mixed up pup
[CHARLIE] Haha! But the only way this pup knows is up!
[ITCHY, spoken] OK, boys! C'mon! Help me get 'im! You get his leg Lift 'im up! C'mon! Didn't'cha hear the man? Up! Up! Up! C'mon!
[Chorus] (sung) [CHARLIE & DOGS] 🎶Oh, ya can’t keep a good dog down🎶 (Bow wow wow wow!) You can’t keep a good dog down (Bow wow wow wow!)
[ITCHY] He’s been fat and thin
[CHARLIE] I’ve been out and in
[ITCHY] He tried a life of virtue
[CHARLIE] But prefer a life of sin! So tonight, man, we own this town I’ve known hunger, I’ve known thirst Lived the best and seen the worst But the only way I know to finish is to finish first!
[CHARLIE & DOGS] So watch out when you hear this sound!
(all of the DOGS howl uproariously)
[CHARLIE & DOGS & ITCHY] 'Cause you can’t keep a good dog No, ya can’t keep a good I say you can’t keep a good dog down You can’t keep a good dog down!