Old Shep as recorded by Elvis Presley F Am G 1. Oh, when I was a lad, Old Shep was a pup G F Over hills and meadows we'd stray Am G Just a boy and his dog, we were both full of fun G F We grew up together that way F F I remember the time at the old swimming hole A--D When I would have drowned beyond doubt F Am G Old Shep was right there, to the rescue he came G F He jumped in and helped pull me out 2. 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 But I just couldn't do it, I wanted to run I wished they would shoot me instead. 3. He came to my side and looked up at me He laid his poor head on my knee I stroked the best friend a man ever had I cried 'til I scarcely could see Old Shep, he has gone where the good doggies go 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.