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    "Old Shep" Lyrics

    Townes Van Zandt

    track 15
    Abnormal [1999]
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    When I was a lad and Old Shep was a pup
    O'er 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've drowned beyond doubt
    Shep was right there to the rescue he came
    He jumped in and helped pulled me out

    So the years fed along and at last he grew old
    His eyesight was fast growin' dim
    Then one day the doctor looked at me and said
    "I can't do no more for him, Jim"

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

    I went to his side and I sat on the ground
    He laid his head on my knee
    I stroked the best pal that a man ever found
    I cried so I scarcely could see

    Old Sheppie, 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

    Now Old Shep is 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
    This song was submitted on September 30th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Arthur Willis, Clyde J. Foley.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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