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Lyr Add: She Could Run (Lacy J Dalton)

Arkie 17 Nov 12 - 09:51 AM
GUEST,999 17 Nov 12 - 09:54 AM
Beer 17 Nov 12 - 10:03 AM
Arkie 17 Nov 12 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,999 17 Nov 12 - 11:29 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE COULD RUN (Lacy J Dalton)
From: Arkie
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 09:51 AM

In my opinion, Lacy Dalton is one of the finest singers practicing the art. She has had many excellent songs on a variety of topics. Here is one:


SHE COULD RUN
Lacy J. Dalton

It was in the dead of winter, in a hail of snow and ice,
When the pride of old Kentucky came gasping into life.
She was weak and she was wobbly and her legs were much too long,
But her heart was like a chalice where the fire of God burned strong,
And she could run... run... run....

At six months old, they noticed she was faster than the rest.
By the time she was a yearling, she was racing past the best
So they took her down and trained her, but they did not use a whip,
'Cause she'd shoot off like a cannonball when they let her take the bit,
And she could run... run... run....

Now I've heard it said a racin' horse is only born to run.
Some say horses don't possess a soul,
But I have seen a shining there as bright as any sun,
And that comes from only one great source I know.

, Well, they raced her in the Derby and she won it by a length,
Then she took the famous Preakness in a show of speed and strength.
They named her in the papers as a favorite of the crowd.
A third win at the Belmont Stakes would take the Triple Crown,
And she could run... run...Praise be to Glory, she could run.

But on the morning of the Belmont, the rain was pourin' down,
And the track was wet and dangerous that day.
The bell rang and they cried "They're off!" but the big bay swerved and fell
And she went down trying to jump out of his way.

Well, the jockey heard her leg bone snap as they slammed into the fence.
"Dear God, don't let this be," he prayed, but that's the way it went.
She struggled but she could not rise; her eyes rolled white and wild.
As he knelt to calm her in the mud he cried just like a child,
'Cause she could run... run... run....

Now I've heard it said a racin' horse is only born to run.
Some say horses don't possess a soul,
But I have seen a shining there as bright as any sun,
And that comes from only one great source I know.

she never felt the poison they gave to end her pain.
She only heard a quiet voice and felt a gentle rain.
Her spirit raced toward the light and she became aware
Of blue skies all around her and bluegrass everywhere
And she could run... run... Praise be to Glory,
Praise be to Glory, Praise be to Glory, she could run,
She could run.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 09:54 AM

Don't get better than this, imo. Love that gal's singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: Beer
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 10:03 AM

Been a while since I heard of her. Great pick 0.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: Arkie
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 10:09 AM

16th Avenue gets moved up frequently on my playlist. A comment suggested one needed a bit of age on their bones to have heard Lacy in her prime. Again, my opinion, but she still seems to be in her prime. Recordings may have sold better when she was getting airplay, but some of the best I have heard have come in more recent years. Absolutely great and should be required listening for Taylor, Carrie, & all the current crop. However, they might be embarrassed a bit by the depth of the songwriting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 11:29 AM

I agree. She had and has wonderful interpretation of both the material she covers and the material she writes. With ya all the way, Arkie.

When 16th Avenue first came out I listened to it for most of a weekend. I still play it about once a week. Oh, yeah, the gal can sing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: Arkie
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 12:23 PM

Have a copy of "Here's to Hank" and those Hank Williams' song take on new life when done by Lacy Dalton.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 12:45 PM

Something that might help locating her stuff on the www is to look also under Lacy J Dalton.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: pdq
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 01:40 PM

Lacy J. Dalton is an important spoksman for the wild horses of Nevada.

This is just a song.

Here are the facts, ma'm:

                                     mustang reality


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Could Run - Lacy Dalton
From: pdq
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 05:58 PM

The West has wild horses called mustangs.

They are national treasure, owned by all.

Here is another example of the selfless quest by our government...

                               to protect them from harm


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