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Old Shep

Text písně Old Shep

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