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Jim Reeves – Old Tige lyrics

(Tige you were faithful faithful to the end
Tige now I miss you you were my best friend)
Three years of Army Service done and I was headin' home at last
I got to thinking bout my dog and things long gone and passed
How old Tige pulled me from the creek when I had no pulse or breath
How he saved me from the chargin' bull that gored my Dad to death
As a kid I'd dream of bears and tremble to my toes
Till old Tige come up to my bed and nudge me with his nose
Then my fears would melt away and Tige would go lie down
I'd drift on back to sleep without another sound
The big bus stopped I got off it was awful dark and thick with fog
Then something gently nuzzled me and there stood Tige my dog
I wondered if my faithful dog had met the bus each day
And all the dreary winter nights since I'd been away
Have Tige meet me here like this I was I was really glad
Cause I hadn't needed Tige so much since the day they'd burried Dad
Two long miles still lay ahead but what I didn't know
A giant Dam was being built where the old road used to go
I thank the Lord for sending Tige and I followed where he led
Knowing well without his help that I'd be good as dead
Tige inched along this way and that going rough and slow
And I could hear the water lappin' at the ledges far below
Then through the mist I saw a light and mother in her chair
And I reached down to pet old Tige but he wasn't there
I'm thankful Mom you had old Tige these three lonely years
I owe my life to him tonight I couldn't help my tears
You say you wrote me bout the Dam well God was sure with us
I didn't get your letter Mom but old Tige met the bus
I hate to tell you son she said but now you've got to know
When you left it broke his heart Tige died three years ago
(You were my best friend)



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    I want to say thanks to whoever put the video and song together, I still have the 45rpm from when I was a kid. I lost my german sheperd when I was a teenager and it broke my heart this song helped me heal. I have tried countless times to no avail to find it on the internet, then today on my 50th bday there it was. I listened to it and played it over and over I haven't cried that much in years. I have 3 rescue dogs now and have had to put 2 others down I love animals, they sometimes are better than people. Thank you so much for posting this song and video. Barry T.
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