Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kentucky Derby

I love the Kentucky Derby! I am always so excited for this weekend.

I always get teary eyed when I watch the horses walk to their post while "My Old Kentucky Home" plays in the background. I really don't know why though. Something about seeing the horses walking so proudly, that song, and I guess all the excitement for the race, gets me everytime.

My Old Kentucky Home
Words and Music by: Stephen C. Foster

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
'Tis summer, the people are gay;
The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom,
While the birds make music all the day;
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy, and bright,
By'n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!


Weep no more, my lady,
Oh weep no more today!
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home far away.
They hunt no more for the 'possum and the coon,
On meadow, the hill and the shore,
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,
On the bench by that old cabin door;
The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart,
With sorrow where all was delight;
The time has come when the people have to part,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!


The head must bow and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the people may go;
A few more days and the trouble all will endIn the field where sugar-canes may grow;
A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light,
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

Good Luck to all the horses!!

1 comment:

  1. candice olsen is amazing, I don't think I've ever watched a show where I didn't like a design she did! if only she could come and decorate my apartment! =) lol I'm so excited about being a school social worker! On December 12th at 10:30am, I'll be finished with school =) haha

    I saw where your horse won, Mine that bird! =) At work we randomly selected the horses out of a cup and I got mine that bird... so I won $15!