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Two little boys and an old family dog
By the banks of a stream sat one day
The boys decided old rover must die
A nuusance well out of the way.

The poor old fellow stood close by their side
His fate he couldn't quite understand
With a wag of his tail and a half sobbing wail
He reached out and licked at their hands.

Remember I'm your best friend boys
Oh, no one could love you so true
Though you may beat me and bang me today
Tomorrow I'll play games with you.

I know I am old and quite in the way
But life to me still holds a charm
Well I've only one favor to ask of you boys
Let me spend my last days on the farm.

--- Instrumental ---

With a rope round his neck they were ready to tie
His pleading seemed of no avail
Just then one of the boys slipped and fell in the stream
The other stood by deadly pale.

A loud cry for help and old rover plunged in
No sight of old age or delay
And as he slowly swam back to the shore
The waves dashing by in his face.

(Remember I'm your best friend boys)
Oh, no one could love you so true)
Though you may beat me and bang me today
Tomorrow I'll play games with you.

I know I am old and quite in the way
But life to me still holds a charm
Well I've only one favor to ask of you boys
Let me spend my last days on the farm...



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    UnregisteredJan 14, 2012 at 3:05 am
    Old rover is a story of an old family dog, that the family figures is getting old and has no reason to live, but they soon find out they are wrong about him when one of the boys falls into the water and he saves his life. The chorus is exactly the way a dog acts towards us... Even though we may give them a smack across the butt (sometimes for discipline), they will turn right around and wag their tail when you call them.

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