Not the final lurch-free word on this but a fun take anyway, what with the bird and stuff. Shelton Brooks wrote this. He's better known for "Some of these Days" and "Darktown Strutters Ball." Born of mixed black and native heritage in southern Ontario (at the end of the underground railroad), he moved to Detroit when he was 16 and seems to have had a successful musical career in Detroit and Chicago. He published "Walkin' the Dog" in 1916.
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Walkin' the Dog