This weekend is the 141st Kentucky Derby. That’s a lot of racing, betting, tears, and joy. Also, a lot of horses.
My Old Kentucky Home Merle Travis It’s a beautiful scene – sleek horses, thick rich turf, overflowing stands, blue sky, roses everywhere, big hats, and mint juleps. The anticipation is exhilarating. Hope abounds. Everyone is in it together.
Stewball Spider John KoernerMusic has a central part in this celebration. Before the big race, the entire crowd (and it’s a big one) sings Stephen Foster’s, My Old Kentucky Home. Sure, it’s dated and has a couple awful lines that are a product of its time, but it is filled with a sweetness and sentiment that can only grow more so, as the years go by.
Kentucky is also the bluegrass state and you know what that means.
Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill MonroeMolly and Tenbrooks Bill Monroe