The Song
May 5, 2006 11:27 AM   Subscribe

The Song In the world of sports, there is not a more moving moment than the one when the horses step onto the track for the Kentucky Derby post parade and the band strikes up "My Old Kentucky Home". Link has history, lyrics. My Old Kentucky Home [realplayer]
posted by Postroad (14 comments total)

 
there is not a more moving moment than the one when the horses step onto the track for the Kentucky Derby post parade and the band strikes up "My Old Kentucky Home"

Yes there is: when the team step onto the pitch at Prenton Park and the PA system strikes up with the theme from The Rockford Files.
posted by jack_mo at 11:36 AM on May 5, 2006


You boys should try watching Liverpool come back from 3:0 down in the Champions League final.
posted by biffa at 11:42 AM on May 5, 2006


Or listen to Jim Nabors sing "Back Home Again In Indiana" before the 500.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:44 AM on May 5, 2006


or how about when the Mets come out onto the field

what crash said
posted by poppo at 11:52 AM on May 5, 2006


Naw, the most stirring musical moment in sports is when I start singing "Take me to the River" as I cast for the first Largemouth Bass of the season!
posted by HuronBob at 11:55 AM on May 5, 2006


In the world of sports, there is not a more moving moment than the one when the horses step onto the track for the Kentucky Derby post parade and the band strikes up "My Old Kentucky Home".

Most people in the world of sports have never heard the song, which means in no way could it be the most moving in all of sports.

Sounded good, though.
posted by justgary at 12:08 PM on May 5, 2006


Your favorite moving moment in sports sucks.
posted by NationalKato at 12:27 PM on May 5, 2006


It's almost as moving as all the shots of the already-obscenely-weathly owner of the winning horse celebrating in his luxury box. *

* This also applies to the NFL.
posted by you just lost the game at 12:48 PM on May 5, 2006


What's this about a song and a hat and a parade now?
posted by papercake at 1:25 PM on May 5, 2006


My most moving moment in sports is the first FSU player busted for an offseason felony. I'm sentimental that way.
posted by surplus at 1:37 PM on May 5, 2006


Ah, you're all a bunch of wankers.

Here's the way we locals sing it: (With vague julep slur):

"I will sing one song for my old Kentucky Home
'Tis summer, the (whatevers) are gay (Giggle)
mumble mum-ble mum mumble mumble mumble mum
Mumble mum-ble mumble mumble mum.

The mumble mum mumble mumble mumble mum
mum mumble, mum mumble mum mum.
mumble mum-ble mum mumble mumble mumble mum
Mumble mum-ble mumble mumble mum.

WEEP NO MORE MY LADY, OH WEEP NO MORE mumble.
I will sing one song for my Old Kentucky Home,
Mumble Old Kentucky Home, Mum-ble."

Have a nice Derby Day, Y'all.
posted by Mcable at 2:35 PM on May 5, 2006


You have to like the derby. When else would you ever want to order a mint julep?
posted by Wallzatcha at 2:39 PM on May 5, 2006


In the world of sports, there is not a more moving moment than the one when the horses step onto the track for the Kentucky Derby post parade and the band strikes up "My Old Kentucky Home"

Ah, yet another superficial, uninteresting, one-link-with-text-taken-from-the-page post from postroad.
posted by docgonzo at 3:16 PM on May 5, 2006


Mcable: That's a gross exaggeration, and by gross, I mean "Ew, mint julep."

I had to learn the song in second or third-grade social studies, and for who-knows-what reason the melody popped into my head a couple of weeks ago. I managed to piece together the first verse, but yeah, it all eluded me after that.
posted by brett at 9:21 PM on May 5, 2006


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