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The Shaggy D.A. is the opening song to the Movie The Shaggy D.A. It is talked-sung by Dean Jones who plays the Character of Wilby Daniels. It is meant to sound like Wilby's campaign song. It was written by Shane Tatum and Richard McKinley

Lyrics

Announcer: Introducing our next District Attorney!

Wilby: Friends, I wanna talk about politics
Now let me make this perfectly clear
Chorus: Uh-huh!
Wilby: I'm gonna throw out all those shabby old tricks
for this election year!
Chorus: Uh-huh!!
Wilby: I'm the one who'll set you straight
Let the past be water through the gate
Just an up-and-coming grassroots candidate
and I'm running for the shaggy D.A.

(Chorus applauds and cheers)

Wilby: Now you all know we got problems here
and I wanna be the one to say
Chorus: Go Ahead!!
Wilby: Not one of them's gonna disappear
come next election day
Chorus: Right!
Wilby: Unless you help me enforce our laws
Kiss those babies and shake those paws
I'm the Shaggiest candidate you ever saw!
And I'm running fr the Shaggy D.A.

(Chorus applauds and cheers)

Chorus: So let's all stand together
Put our hometown on the Mend
Buddy, can't you see here's a chance
To be man's best friend!
He's Just who we need
Let's help him lead the way!
So come on and elect him
Our Shaggy D.A.!!!

(Chorus applauds and cheers)

Wilby: Let's talk about the Candidate's attributes
I'm a gentleman through and through
Chorus: So True!
Wilby: there's Nothing 'bout myself that's slick or cute
My interests lie with you!
Chorus: Alright!
Wilby: I'm a politician that you can trust
Let's sweep out city hall's old dust
If you want clean government I'm a must
And I'm running for the shaggy D.A.!

(Chorus applauds and cheers)

Wilby: Now I don't wanna get long winded here
I've just about had my say
Chorus: Good Luck!
Wilby: Every one of you's gonna get a chance
At the polls on election day!
Chorus: Right On!
Wilby: I'll leave you with this final word
Considerin' knowledge you've incurred
I'm countin' on your vote now you've heard
I'm runnin' for the Shaggy D.A.!

(Chorus applauds and cheers)

Chorus: So let's all stand together
Put our hometown on the Mend
Buddy, can't you see here's a chance
To be man's best friend!
He's Just who we need
Let's help him lead the way!
So come on and elect him Our Shaggy...
We gotta elect him our Shaggy...
Come on and elect him our Shaggy D.A.!!!!

Trivia

  • The lyrics "Let the past be water through the gate" is a reference on the Watergate scandal. The movie The Shaggy D.A. is a satire on post-Watergate politics.


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Media
The Shaggy DogThe Shaggy D.A.The Return of the Shaggy DogThe Shaggy Dog (1994 film)The Shaggy Dog (2006 film)
Characters
Wilby Daniels • Wilson Daniels • Frida Daniels • Moochie Daniels • Allison D'Allessio • Buzz Miller • Professor Plumcutt • Dr. Mikhail Valasky • Franceska Andrassy • Officer Hanson • Thurm • Officer Kelly • E.P. Hackett • Scanlon • Stefano • Betty • Laura Wells • Myra • Carl • Tim the Ice Cream Man • Betty Daniels • Brian Daniels • John Slade • Katrinka Muggelberg • Raymond • Eddie Roshak • Admiral Brenner • Freddie • Dip • Howie Clemmings • Professor Whatley • Sheldon • Dave DouglasRebecca DouglasCarly Douglas • Josh Douglas • Dr. Kozak • Justin Forrester • The Shaggy Dog
Locations
Medfield College
Songs
The Shaggy Dog (song) • The Shaggy D.A. • The Daisy Anthem
Miscellaneous
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