Run, old Molly, run! Run, old Molly, run!
Tenbrooks gonna beat you in the bright shining sun.
Bright shining sun, oh Lord, bright shining sun.
Tenbrooks was a big bay horse, he wore that shaggy mane.
Run all round Memphis, he beat the Memphis train.
Beat the Memphis train, oh Lord, beat the Memphis train.
Tenbrooks said to Molly, "What make your head so red?"
"Running in the hot sun with fever in my head.
Fever in my head, oh Lord, fever in my head."
Tenbrooks said to Molly, "You're looking mighty squirreled"
Molly said to Tenbrooks, Im a-leaving this old world.
Leaving this old world, oh Lord, leaving this old world."
Out in California where Molly done as she pleased,
Come back to old Kentucky, got beat with all ease.
Beat with all ease, oh Lord, beat with all ease.
Women all a-laughing, children all a-crying,
Mens all a-hollering, and old Tenbrooks a-flying.
Old Tenbrooks a-flying, oh Lord, old Tenbrooks a-flying.
Kuyper, Kuyper, Kuyper, my son.
Give old Tenbrooks the bridle and let old Tenbrooks run.
Let old Tenbrooks run, oh Lord, let old Tenbrooks run.
Gonna catch old Tenbrooks and hitch him in the shade.
Gonna bury Molly in a coffin ready made.
Coffin ready made, oh Lord, coffin ready made.