Elvis Presley Old Shep Lyrics

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Vinyl 1
  • 1 Old Shep
  • 2 Anyplace Is Paradise
  • 3 Paralyzed
  • 4 Is It So Strange
  • 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
    But old 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 wish they would shoot me instead

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

    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

    Written by: Arthur Willis, Clyde J. Foley
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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