The Ballad of Thunder Gulch

It was springtime in Kentucky, 1995.
Well the sun was hot and the grass was green.
It was good to be alive.
And thousands came from miles around, on the first weekend in May.
To cheer the winner home on Derby Day.
On Derby Day. It couldn't be better.

Well the hero of this story, that I bring to you today,
Is a horse by the name of Thunder Gulch,
Born in the USA.
Found by Ireland's Danny O'Burn.
And trained by D.Wayne Lucas and owned by Micheal Tabor
From Monaco.

Oh Kentucky, I've got you in my heart.
It's burning like a fire in my soul.
Oh, Kentucky, I seen it in my dreams
That I'm gonna bring a winner home.
Yes, I'm gonna bring a winner home.

Well the bets came hot and heavy
Mainly on Serena Song
With Afternoon Delights and Timber Country going strong.
The poor old Thunder Gulch was nowhere 25 to 1.
And it seemed that there was nothing to be done.
His race was run.
Oh no it wasn't!

To a mighty roar the horses started racing passed the stand,
With Serena Song and The Run For The Roses up on The Talking Man.
At the halfway stage these two were leading then came Sitta Dee,
And Thunder Gulch was moving up the field .

Oh Kentucky, I've got you in my heart.
It's burning like a fire in my soul.
Oh Kentucky, I seen it in my dreams.
That I'm gonna bring a winner home.
Yes, I'm gonna bring a winner home.

Now the race was nearly over just a quarter of a mile.
Serena Song was falling back
The Talking Man has tired.
Then Thunder Gulch began his run.
He's coming on the outside and no-one could get near him,
Everyone was cheering,
As Thunder Gulch came flashing over the line.

Oh Kentucky, I've got you in my heart.
It's burning like a fire in my soul.
Oh Kentucky, I seen it in my dreams.
That I'm gonna bring a winner home.
Yes and now I've brought a winner home.