May 6, 2006

The most exciting two minutes in sports

Are you ready for some horse racing? Today is the 132nd Run for the Roses. Post time 6:04 p.m. Eastern.

While you’re preparing the burgoo, hot browns, and mint juleps, here’s a little soundtrack for your enjoyment:

Catheroo’s Kentucky Derby 132 iTunes Playlist
Bring on the Dancing Horses by Echo & the Bunnymen
Which Way Does That Old Pony Run by Lyle Lovett
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses by U2
Run by Snow Patrol
Taking the Inside Rail by Sting
Quick by Eddie from Ohio
Run Baby, Run by Sheryl Crow
The Winner Takes it All by Abba
Roses by Outkast
For the Love of Money by The O’Jays

Now put this on:

And sing along:

My Old Kentucky Home
The sun shines bright in My 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 My Old Kentucky Home
For My Old Kentucky Home, far away

(Contemporary lyrics adapted in 1986 from Stephen Foster’s original lyrics, 1853.)

…and they’re off!

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