When it's springtime in Kentucky and
The fruit trees are in bloom
You know that Summer's on it's way
And you hope it gets here soon.
Yesterday,snow was on the bluegrass
But today it looks so green
As you stroll down through the meadow
There seems to be a shimmering blue sheen.
As you stand there by the fence
And gaze out across the fields
You can see the mares and thier babies
As the colts kick up thier heels.
As you wonder on a bit farther
There's a cow and baby calf
The ewe with soft and wooly lambs
Whose antics make you laugh.
As you stand there just relaxing and
Your cares seem far away
'Cause it's Springtime in Kentucky
It's such a glorious day
Then you turn and slowly wander
Back toward home and pots and pans
As the cars whiz down the highway
Heading back to Old Keeneland.
It is there, they have the races
People come from far and near
When the horses leave the starting gate
Such a roar, as the crowd cheers
People sit crowded in the grandstands
Some are rich, some are poor
They've placed bets on their favorites
That's the reason for the loud roar.
We are proud of those great horses
They are thoroughbreds, you see
When it's Springtime in Kentucky
It's a beautiful place to be
When they run the Kentucky Derby
It is held at Churchill Downs
People come from all over the U.S.A.
From big cities and small towns
Then after the races are over and
The people head for home
The winners faces are so happy
The losers are sad and forlorn
Most of us in Old Kentucky
Couldn't care less who won the race
We're just thankful to be living
In such a beautiful place.
Haven't decided what to do
Come visit us in Kentucky
We'll be here to welcome you.
And its wonders you have seen
You'll find the grass isn't blue
It's a lovely shade of green.
Author ......Mickie Anne Emmons...aka: Sassy E