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​Derby Day

This song is by Jerry Jeff Walker and appears on the album A Man Must Carry On, Volume One (1977).

Yeah Susan you are a jewel
'Bout the rarest I've ever seen
And I wish I could polish off all the edges
Of my craziest dreams
But you know the way I am
There's nothin' you could do
'Cause anything you don't want me to do
Say go ahead and tell me to

Yeah and it must have been one hell of a starry night
Yeah the moon was so bright
Guess it must have knocked out all of your lights
I guess that's the night that you fell
For my silvery line

Hey everything I do is backwards
You know it ain't no lie
You love I love you love ah you know
You know I love your beautiful eyes
Well I can't pay you back, no
Can't make it up in a song
I guess I'm here tryin' to tell you that
I missed myself while you were gone

Yeah and it must have been one hell of a starry night
Yeah the moon was so bright
Guess it must have knocked out all of your lights
I guess that's the night that you fell
For my silvery line

Yeah well you always picked the winner
In every Derby race
I guess you just picked on me
For a little bit of change of pace
So go on, shake your hair, let it loose
Run till you pass the wind
And I'll be runnin' right in front of you
Tryin' to bring myself in

Yeah and it must have been one hell of a starry night
Yeah the moon was so bright
Guess it must have knocked out all of your lights
I guess that's the night that you fell
For my silvery line