The Shade of the Spires

Give me a warm, spring day
And a cool, sweet drink
Feather your finest hat
I’ll put on my best bowtie 

The shade of the spires
Cast a long shadow 

The Kings of Kentucky
And all the Queens from hills
Gather round the old twin spires
In the crown of Louisville 

All of the races run
So many heroes made
Colors of skin and silk
Lined up at the starting gate 

The shade of the spires
Cast a long shadow 

Give me a warm spring day
A cool sweet drink
Feather your finest hat
I’ll put on my best bowtie 

The shade of spires
Cast a long shadow