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The song Old Shep was written by Red Foley co-wrote with Willis Arthur based on Foley's own childhood dog, Hoover, an Alsation who was poisoned by a neighbour.

In 1945, when Elvis was 10 years old he performed this song at a state fair in which he came in fifth place and won $5 along with some ride tickets.

In Only Fools and Horses, this is said to be Del-Boy's favourite song, and in one episode, Del-boy has Old Shep… read more

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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

Elvis Presley - Old Shep Lyrics


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  • Listening to the album "Elvis" his second of 1956. More confident with his music then the first album, both albums charted at #1, which in itself is quite a feat.
  • Couldn't agree more @ Fenrisulfrwolf7
  • Really good song but I really don't care for the sappy lyrics.
  • del boys favourite
  • great song
  • Went to see Blancmange in concert and the laptops being used for music and the light show malfunctioned so,like in the old days according to the singer he would sing this song,so he did sounded good too.
  • Oh yes, a classic, thanks Tarsha
  • Somebody please shoot that dog!!
  • Such a touching track. I love my dog. Glad there are safer ways of putting a pet down today. Long live Elvis, the King.
  • pretty good

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