Old Tige

Jim Reeves2013年8月12日


Old Tige - Jim Reeves (吉姆·裏夫斯)

Tige you were faithful faithful to the end


Tige how 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 past


How old Tige pulled me from the creek when I had no pulse or breath


And 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


To 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 buried 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


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)