My Old Kentucky Home

I came across this alternative version of KY’s magnificent state song and felt I just had to share it. It was performed at a Rotary meeting in Henderson a couple of years ago. What happy memories!

My Old Kentucky Home (Alternative Version)

I’ll have sunny side up and eat 'em on my own
Let 'em simmer – I’ll eat 'em night ‘n’ day
For fried green tomatoes, I can find a little room
While my tummy gets bigger every day.

Eat no more red taters
Oh eat no more today
We’ll land in Hong Kong as Kentucky’s very own
As Kentucky’s very own far away

The egg yolks roll through my little tummy door
Swiftly followed by the glistening egg whites
Bye bye waistline, I’m am now a “44”
As I kiss my old body good night

Eat no more red taters
Oh eat no more today
We’ll land in Hong Kong as Kentucky’s very own
As Kentucky’s very own far away

(With apologies to the memory of Stephen Collins Foster)

One of my fondest memories of the time I lived there was the montage of scenes Kentucky public television used to run with the song when they signed off each night.

Of course mama horses with their foals are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

There’s nothing quite like the UK cheerleaders singing “My Old Kentucky Home” after every game. If only anyone else knew the words.

I thought you mean the Randy Newman Version (scroll down).

“Turpentine and dandelion wine
I’ve turned the corner and I’m doin’ fine
Shootin’ at the birds on the telephone line
Pickin’ em off with this gun of mine
I got a fire in my belly
And a fire in my head
Goin’ higher and higher
Until I’m dead.”

Really obscure - but yet another reference to “My Old Kentucky Home”.
Jerry Keller (who ???) used a small portion of that melody for his 1959 hit “Here Comes Summer”
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/3225/Older_Stuff/Jerry_Keller/Here_Comes_Summer.txt