Hunters and Collectors – Dog

Original Version(s)

Version Length Source Availability
Studio  3:40 Human Frailty album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 3:41 Crucible album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 3:39 2 CD versions of the Natural Selection album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 3:40 Non-Australian versions of the Collected Works album. Moderately common. Not available new.
Studio 3:40 Australian 7″ Is There Anybody In There? single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio 3:40 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live Acoustic 3:16 Mark Seymour Titanic album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [1] 3:31 20th Anniversary edition version of the Human Frailty album. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD form.
Live [2] 3:41 Live Demons In Amsterdam EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [2] 3:42 Live Demons In Amsterdam EP. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 24 August 2013.
Live [3] 4:00 Live 2014 digital album (2014 version). Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [3] 4:06 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [4] 3:54 Live 2014 digital album (2017 version). Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live [4] 3:54 Live 2014 box set – Palais 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [5] 4:00 Mark Seymour Roll Back The Stone album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [6] 3:54 3 December 2011, V8′s, Homebush, Sydney, Australia DVD. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 8 October 2012.
Live [7] 5:19 1985 08 15 Melbourne State College, Melbourne VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 20 December 2015.

 Recommended Version.

 

Cover Version(s)

Artist Version Length Source
Abbe May Studio 3:50 Crucible album.

 

Commentary

Comments from the “Natural Selection” liner notes (by Mark Seymour):

Yearning. The dog keeps coming back. Waits at the backdoor of her bungalow, day and night. The sound of her bare feet on the linoleum. The dog is drooling.

 

Lyrics

I come around in the morning, I come around at night
Sniff it in the air in the morning light
Here’s love and the world well lost

I learned how to bark and I learned how to bite
And when you start bleeding you talk all night
Here’s the place where the scent got lost

I scratched at the gate and I scratched at the ground
My hair stands up when the gate swings round
It’s all comin’ out into the open and I’m lickin’ your hand all over
It’s all comin’ out into the open and I’m lickin’ your hand all over

I come around in the morning, I come around at night
Sniff it in the air in the morning light
Here’s love and the world well lost

I learned how to bark and I learned how to bite
And when you start bleeding you talk all night
Here’s the place where the scent got lost

Your name is Hazel, the hammer and tongs girl
You got fingers like ginger-roots
Now it’s all comin’ out into the open and I’m lickin’ your hand all over
Now it’s all comin’ out into the open and I’m lickin’ your hand all over

Here is a love and a world, we’re lost

Here is a love and a world, we’re lost

And it’s all coming out in the open

Lickin’ your hand all over
Lickin’ your hand all over
Lickin’ your hand all over
Lickin’ your hand all over