My Old Kentucky Home

From our old Kentucky home. May the sun shine bright on yours. Cheers from Woodford Reserve to running again in September.

Music: "My Old Kentucky Home" performed by cellist Ben Sollee

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*NOTE: While My Old Kentucky Home is considered an anti-slavery ballad, it previously included a word in the second line that is considered offensive. That word was changed to "people" in official renditions of the song starting in 1986.

Where the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home
It's summer, the people* are gay
By'n by Hard Times comes a'knocking at my door,
Then my old Kentucky Home, good night!

Weep no more, my lady,
Oh! weep no more to-day!
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky Home,
For the old Kentucky Home far away.

Written Text

Woodford Reserve WR
First Dervy 1875
145th Derby 2019
Churchill Downs
Woodford Reserve Winner's Circcle
From our old Kentucky Home
May the sun shine bright on yours
Here's to running again in September
Woodford Reserve - presenting sponsor of Kentucky Derby 146

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