Old Shep
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: ARTHUR WILLIS, CLYDE J. FOLEY

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Comments from YouTube:

Bryan Diaz

Elvis plays piano on this song. He was asked about it in a 1958 interview. People forget that Elvis was a good pianist. He actually sang many of his songs in piano when he was at Graceland.

Valeria Burgoa

Two weeks ago, I lost my Petra. My dog. I had her since I was 10. This song was way too much for me, I can’t stop crying. You were the best friend Petra, no one will ever fill the hole you left in my heart. Thank you for growing up with me

Paul Mac

to live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die !

Paul Mac

Remenber and rejoice for the life of Petra, all dogs go to heaven

Jimmie Long

So sorry for your loss

Valeria Burgoa

@Robyn Ballew Thank you!

Robyn Ballew

I’m so sorry for your loss. I know this is six months later, but I also know that the grieving process takes longer than six months.

Ellen R.

What a beautiful voice Elvis had.  This is such a sad song.  After I lost my last dog, I knew I could never go through such a loss again, and I haven't.

Sarah Steventon

Who else is here because of Del Boy 💙💙💙

Kellie Grase

I’m here because it was my grandfather’s favorite song. 🥲

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