Elvis Presley - Old Shep
Overige artiesten: The Jordanaires

When I was a lad
And Old Shep was a pup
Over hills and meadows we'd stray
Just a boy and his dog
We were both full of fun
We grew up together that way

I remember the time, at the old swimmin' hole
When I would have drowned, beyond doubt
Shep was right there, to the rescue he came
He jumped in and then pulled me out

As the years fast did roll
Old Shep he grew old
His eyes were fast growing dim
And one day the doctor looked at me and said
"I can do no more for him, Jim"

With hands that were trembling
I picked up my gun
And aimed it at Shep's faithful head
I just couldn't do it, I wanted to run
I wished they would shoot me instead


He came to my side
And looked up at me
And laid his old head on my knee
I stroked the best friend that a man ever had
I cried so I scarcely could see

Old Shep he knew he was going to go
For he reached out and licked at my hand
He looked up at me just as much as to say
We're parting, but you understand

Old Shep, he has gone
Where the good doggies go
And no more with Old Shep will I roam
But if dogs have a heaven
There's one thing I know
Old Shep has a wonderful home

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