“I remember the time at the old swimming hole.
Well, I woulda drowned beyond doubt
But old Shep was right there
to the rescue.”
“Old Shep” is a much-recorded country/western song by Clyde Foley and Arthur Willis.
Nostalgia and dying, beloved dogs, get me every time–right in the ‘ol tear ducts.
“When I was a lad
And old Shep was a pup
Over hills and meadows we’d stray…. “
Recited on an album titled “Old Shep” by Walter Brennan
Oscar-winning star of stagecoach, screen, and television.
I remember him well alongside Bogy and Bacall
in “To Have and Have Not.”
rescued a lot of us
who were growing up,
drowning in our personal ol’ swimmin’ holes
He tossed us a nightly