Old Shep

Titel: Old Shep
Längd: 4:10
Kompositörer: Red Foley
Utgivare: Westpar Music
Inspelningsdatum: 1956-09-02
Inspelningstid: mellan klockan 13:00-16:00, 16:30-19:30 och 20:00-23:00
Inspelningsplats: Radio Recorders Studio 1, Hollywood, CA
Matrix: G2WB 4927
Tagning master: 1
Steve Sholes
Studiotekniker: Thorne Nogar

Gitarr: Elvis Presley
Gitarr: Scotty Moore
Bas: Bill Black
Trummor: D. J. Fontana
Piano: Elvis Presley
Piano: Gordon Stoker
Kör/bakgrundssångare: The Jordanaires

Första utgivning: Elvis (LPM-1382)
Även utgiven på bland annat:


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’ hold
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 that 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