A Cool Kentucky Export                   [Part 3 of my Horse Racing Trilogy]

 

Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure Scheme: Accent points align for all 3 verses.

 

Please read along to my spoken verse performance recording.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

I can't wait until,

 

I'm in old Louisville,

 

Hoo-ray, I'll be there soon,

 

For an early May afternoon.

 

 

CHORUS

 

It sure sounds inviting,

 

Being at the most exciting,

 

Two minutes of sport.

 

A cool Kentucky export.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Round the track they think,

 

That a Mint Julep drink,

 

Helps one pick winning bets.

 

Although not as much when it's wet.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

Here's the bridge.

 

In the Great Bluegrass State, here's a scene that's pleasin'.

 

And they're off.

 

Through the gate at a rate which defies rhyme and reason.

 

Just how fast?

 

Like they're late for a date with a fillie that's in season.

 

All the horses I chose,

 

Started out left of seven.

 

Best to write off all of those,

 

Stranded out past gate eleven.

 

But then I could be wrong.

 

So bring a rabbit's foot along.

 

When you're with the Churchill Downs throng.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

You can dress Gaudy,

 

For a day time party.

 

But let's be very clear:

 

Never did I say: "Yesteryear."

 

Antebellum ain't going on here.

 

 

CHORUS

 

It sure sounds inviting,

 

Being at the most exciting,

 

Two minutes of sport.

 

A cool Kentucky export.

 

 

The End

 

 

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