OLD SHEP

Latest update on 26/06/2014

Artist: Red Foley
Author: Red Foley/Arthur Willis
Label: Conqueror
Year: 1936

Country singer and Grand Ole' Opry regular who never ended his evening radio show without a well meaning "Goodnight mama, goodnight papa"! Cut better known versions for Decca in '41 & '46.

Covers:

1938:

Jack & Leslie

1940:

Pine Ridge Boys

1956:

Elvis Presley

1959:

Clinton Ford [hit UK]

1963:

Tornados

1963:

Rambling Jack Elliott

1973:

Johnny Cash

1996:

Townes Van Zandt [always in for a sad song]

Tear jerker about a little boy and his starving dog, earning young Elvis his first success during a song contest in Tupelo; first time he fronted an audience, long before hell broke loose.

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