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Old Shep

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Red FoleyElvis 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' 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

Recorded: 1956/09/02, first released on Elvis

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Movie Set Photos

August 24 1956 20th Century Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood, CA

We're Gonna Move G2WB 7260-SP
Love Me Tender G2WB 4767-02
Poor Boy ____-03

September 1 1956 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Playing For Keeps G2WB 4920-SP
Love Me G2WB 4921-09
How Do You Think I Feel G2WB 4923-07
How's The World Treating You G2WB 4924-07

September 2 1956 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Paralyzed G2WB 4922-12
Paralyzed (Insert) ____-05
Paralyzed (Composite Master) G2WB 4922-SP
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again G2WB 4925-10
Long Tall Sally G2WB 4926-04
Old Shep G2WB 4927-01
Too Much G2WB 4928-12
Too Much (Insert) ____-02
Too Much (Composite Master) G2WB 4928-SP
Anyplace Is Paradise G2WB 4929-22

September 3 1956 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Ready Teddy G2WB 4930-12
First In Line G2WB 4931-27
Rip It Up G2WB 4932-19

September 4 1956 20th Century Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood, CA

Let Me (Track) ____-02
Poor Boy (Partial Verse Track) ____-03

September 5 1956 20th Century Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood, CA

Poor Boy (Partial Verse Vocal Overdub) ____-06
Poor Boy (Composite) G2WB 7259-SP
Let Me (Vocal Overdub) G2WB 7261-SP

Following is silent footage of Elvis visiting with George Klein September 1956. In radio station booth.

Elvis Presley Video Elvis with George Klein Pop Up Window (00:45) Silent

Elvis Presley talks with Ed Sullivan
Elvis Presley talks with Ed Sullivan
 
Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show
Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show

Although at first Ed Sullivan Elvis Presley Photos said he would never want Elvis on his show, Sullivan changed his mind when The Steve Allen Show with Elvis as a guest had about twice as many viewers as Sullivan's show that night (they were competing for the same audience since they were in the same time slot). After negotiating with Elvis' manager, Ed Sullivan paid Elvis the huge sum of $50,000 for appearing on three of his shows: September 9, 1956, October 28, 1956, and then on January 6, 1957.

Elvis' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was a major success. Over 60 million people, both young and old, watched the show and many people believe it helped bridge the generation gap for Elvis' acceptance into the mainstream. Elvis performed', Don't Be Cruel', Love Me Tender', Ready Teddy and 'Hound Dog'.

The Ed Sullivan Show – CBS Studio Elvis Presley Photos
Hollywood, California - 09.09.1956
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Ready Teddy
Hound Dog

September 23, Elvis and Nick Adams fly back to Memphis Elvis Presley Photos

September 26, Elvis returned to Tupelo Elvis Presley Photos to perform two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show.

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