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Molly and Tenbrooks

Molly and Tenbrooks
(Steve Gillette and Linda Albertano)

Tenbrooks was a bay horse, had a long, shaggy mane.
Rode all around Memphis, beat the big Memphis train.
Run, Tenbrooks, run, if you don't run.
Molly gonna beat you to the bright shinin' sun.

The women were weepin', their babes cryin' too.
The nine proud horses came thunderin' through.
With molly the leader, her head tossin' high.
With Molly the leader, with Tenbrooks behind,
She came flyin' by.

We shouted to Kuyper, you're not ridin' right.
Molly is a beatin' Tembrooks out of sight.
Kuyper, oh Kuyper, Kuyper my son,
Give him the bridle, let Tenbrooks run.

Tenbrooks looked at Molly, your face is so red.
Been runnin in the hot sun with a feverish head.
You're fallin' behind me, I'm out here all alone
Molly says to Tenbrooks, I'm leavin' this world
I'm a goin' on home.

Oh, run fetch old Tenbrooks and tie him in the shade.
They're buryin' Molly in a coffin ready made.
Out in California Molly done as she pleased,
Back in Kentucky, got beat with all ease,
Got beat with all ease.

See also Run, Molly Run
DT #652
Laws H27
Copyright 1967, Cherry Lane Music
Used by permission

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