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Old Shep Written and Recorded by Red Foley [3/4 time]
C A7 D7 When I was a lad and old Shep was a pup G7 C O'er hills and meadows we'd strayed A7 D7 Just a boy and his dog we were both full of fun G7 C We grew up together that way
F C I remember the time at the old swimming hole D7 G7 When I would have drowned beyond doubt C A7 D7 Shep was right there to the rescue he came G7 C He jumped in and helped pull me out
A7 D7 So the years sped along and at last he grew old G7 C His eye sight was fast growing dim A7 D7 Then one day the doctor looked at me and said G7 C I can't do no more for him Jim
F C With a hand that was trembling I picked up my gun D7 G7 I aimed it at Shep’s faithful head C A7 D7 I just couldn't do it I wanted to run G7 C And I wished they'd shoot me instead
A7 D7 I went to his side and I sat on the ground G7 C He laid his head on my knees A7 D7 I stroke the best pal that a man ever found G7 C I cried so I scarcely could see
F C Old Sheppie he knew he was going to go D7 G7 For he reached out and nipped at my hand C A7 D7 He looked up at me just as much as to say G7 C We're parting but you'll understand
C A7 G7 C Now old Shep is gone where the good doggies go Am D7 G7 And no more with old Shep will I roam C A7 D7 But if dogs have a heaven there's one thing I know G7 C Old Shep has a wonderful home
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