Reopen Churchill                 [Part 3 of my Horse Racing Trilogy]

 

Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

A relyric of "Please Come To Boston" by Dave Loggins. (I do NOT own any rights to that song.)

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Reopen Churchill for the Derby.

 

Let horses run 'round the oval,

 

The first Saturday in May.

 

I'll clean up big with superfecta betting,

 

If the stewards change the order, I'll win anyway.

 

Reopen Churchill.

 

He said no. One more month then we'll see.

 

 

CHORUS

 

And he said:

 

The COVID bug, we know that it don't play.

 

Fourteen days 'til you're O.K.

 

Make P. P. E.,

 

Wear it as you would a tattoo.

 

Like, whereever you go.

 

Gotta know, it's up to you.

 

 

BRIDGE #1

 

Gov'nor Andy said to quarantine.

 

And I do thanks to friggin' TVG.

 

Hoping soon to wake up from this dream.

 

On Andy I did wager,

 

He'll be our COVID savior.

 

Chrome Dome Mike standing by the Central Avenue entrance to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May of 2020, the year of the COVID pandemic.

 

VERSE 2

 

Reopen Churchill for the Derby.

 

I need to sip minty julips

 

And dress like I've got some flair. 

 

And yeah, the lines will probably stretch to Central.

 

If the space between us disappears. Hey, I don't care.

 

Reopen Churchhill.

 

He said no. One more month then we'll see.

 

 

CHORUS

 

And he said:

 

The COVID bug, we know that it don't play.

 

Fourteen days 'til you're O.K.

 

Make P. P. E.,

 

Wear it as you would A tattoo-oo.

 

Like, where ever you go.

 

Gotta know, it's up to you.

 

 

BRIDGE #2

 

As the Derby grew, the prospects rose,

 

For the Fine Southern portion of The Ville.

 

So if anyone looks down their nose,

 

You just need to stop, fool.

 

We're standing at the top, fool.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Yes, I can wait until September.

 

Thoroughbreds are so sublime,

 

To fans who are so well healed.

 

And if times are slow it's due to temperatures baking.

 

Guess the whole point of this being let coolers in the in-field.  

 

Reopen Churchill.

 

He said: Wow. You ask a lot, buddy.

 

 

CHORUS

 

And he said:

 

You need to ask home land security.

 

They'll say "No" with surety.

 

But if they're cool,

 

Go on, bring in what you will,

 

If it helps you hydrate.

 

Summer's hot in Louisville!!!

 

 

The End.

 

 

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