Run for the Roses

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Michael Martin Murphey

Michael Martin Murphey (born March 14, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing Western music, Country music, and Popular music. A multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959. He has recorded the hit singles "Wildfire", "Carolina in the Pines", "What's Forever For", "A Long Line of Love", "What She Wants", and "Don't Count the Rainy Days". Murphey is also the author of New Mexico's state ballad, "The Land of Enchantment". Murphey has become a prominent musical voice for the Western horseman, rancher, and cowboy. more »


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1995
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Born in the valley 
And raised in the trees 
Of western Kentucky
On wobbly knees
With mama beside you 
To help you along 
You'll soon be growing up strong
 
All the long, lazy mornings 
In pastures of green 
The sun on your withers 
The wind in your mane 
Could never prepare you
For what  lies ahead 
The run for the roses so red
 
And it's run for the roses 
As fast as you can 
You fate is delivered 
Your moment's at hand 
It's the chance of a lifetime 
In a lifetime of chance 
And it's high time you joined
In the dance 
It's high time you joined 
In the dance 
 
From sire to sire 
It's born in the blood
The fire of a mare 
And the strength of a stud 
It's breeding and it's training
And it's something unknown
That drives you 
And carries you home 
 
And it's run for the roses 
As fast as you can 
Your fate is delivered 
Your moment's at hand 
It's the chance of a lifetime 
In a lifetime of chance 
And it's high time you joined
In the dance

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Written by: DAN FOGELBERG

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