OLD SHEP

Created on 02/05/2003
Latest update on 26/04/2021

Artist: Red Foley
Author: Clyde Foley/Arthur Willis
Label: Melotone
Year: 1936

Country singer and Grand Ole' Opry regular who never ended his evening radio show without a well meaning "Goodnight mama, goodnight papa"! Experienced the loss of a German shep as a child and cut better known versions for Decca in '41 & '46.

Covers:

1938:

Jack & Leslie

1940:

Pine Ridge Boys [Steve Sholes recording]

1956:

Elvis Presley

1959:

Clinton Ford [hit UK]

1959:

Hank Snow

1963:

Tornados

1963:

Rambling Jack Elliott

1973:

Johnny Cash [on Children's Album]

1994:

Pat Boone

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 dairy show in Tupelo, first time he fronted an audience. The second time he sang in public, at his own school in Memphis (Humes High) in March '53, he used this same song.

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