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Thread #54707   Message #1747073
Posted By: Neighmond
25-May-06 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Molly and Tenbrooks
Subject: RE: Origin and Lyr: Molly and Tenbrooks
From some of My family:

I think it's older than the popular song. It's sung in minor key.

'way down in Kentucky, where Ten Broeck was born,
'twas declared by the nation that he come in the storm,

Chorus: At the hole in the wall, at the hole in the wall!
       Ten Broeck beat Mollie at the hole in the wall!

Ten Broeck was a big bay, an' little Mollie was black,
Ten Broeck run the mile 'fore he ever looked back!

The gates, they swung open, the horses rushed in,
You could not see Mollie for the dust in the wind!

John Kuiper, John Kuiper, John Kuiper, old son!
Turn loose of that left rein, an' let ole Ten Broeck run!

Ten Broeck was the winner, an' Mollie was beat,
They laid down the vessel(?) at old Ten Broeck's feet!