Run oh Molly run, run oh Molly run
Tenbrooks gonna beat you to the bright and shining sun
Bright and shining sun, oh Lordy, bright and shining sun

Tebrooks was a big bay horse, rode that shaggy mane
Run all around Memphis, and he beat the Memphis train
Beat the Memphis train, oh lordy, beat the Memphis train

Tenbrooks said to Molly, what makes your head so red
Running in the hot sun with fever in your head
Fever in your head, oh lordy, fever in your head

Molly said to Tenbrooks, you're looking mighty squirrel
Tenbrooks said to Molly, I'm leaving this old world
Leaving this old world, oh lordy, leaving this old world

Women's all a-laughing, children all a-crying
Men all a-hollering, old Tenbrooks is flying
Old Tenbrooks is flying, oh lordy, old Tenbrooks is flying

Out in California, where Molly done as she pleased
Came back to old Kentucky, got beat with all ease
Got beat with all ease, oh lordy, got beat with all ease

Kiper, Kiper, you're not riding right
Molly's beating old Tenbrooks clear out of sight
Clear out of sight, oh lordy, clear out of sight

Kiper, Kiper, Kiper, my son
Give old Tenbrooks the bridle and let old Tenbrooks run
Let old Tenbrooks run, oh lordy, let old Tenbrooks run

Go and catch old Tenbrooks and hitch him in the shade
We're gonna bury old Molly on a coffin ready made
In a coffin ready made, oh lordy, in a coffin ready made