Molly And Tenbrooks

Bill Monroe

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Run oh Molly run, run oh molly run
Tenbrooks gonna' beat you to the bright and shinin' sun
Bright and shinin' sun oh lordy, bright and shinin' sun

Tenbrooks was a big bay horse, rode that shaggy mane
Run all round Memphis and he beat the Memphis train
Beat the Memphis train oh Lord, beat the Memphis train

Tenbrooks said to Molly what makes your head so red
Runnin' in the hot sun with fever in your head
Fever in your head oh Lord, fever in you head

Molly said to Tenbrooks you're lookin' mighty squir'l
Tenbrooks said to molly I'm leavin' this old world
Leavin' this old world oh Lord, leavin' this old world

Women's all a-laughin', children all a-cryin'
Men all a-hollerin', old Tenbrooks is a-flyin'
Old Tenbrooks is a-flyin' Lord, Tenbrooks is a-flyin'

Out in California molly done as she pleased
Back to old Kentucky, got beat will all ease
Beat will all ease oh Lord, beat with all ease

Go and catch old Tenbrooks and hitch him in the shade
We're gonna bury old Molly in a coffin ready-made
Coffin ready-made oh Lord, coffin' ready-made