24 June 1995: "This concerns a dog, actually, it strikes me that if you live long enough you get to write 'Ol Shep'. I always hated that song- I liked everything about Elvis in his early years except 'Ol Shep'- I thought it was a piece of shit. So, now I have a sentimental song about the death of a dog. And I guess somebody's gonna say that about me. I guess I asked for it..." - from performance 24 June 1995, Philadelphia. Anonymous submission.
11 June 1995: Another anonymous visitor confirms this song was played at an 11 June 1995 performance in Buffalo, New York.
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