In which I sing a decomposed song to make endurance riders laugh

We're off for the day to work at the Milwaukee Road Rail Trail Ride--not taking horses, just going to help out ride management. Here's a song to keep you busy while we're gone!
--Aarene

Prop Me Up Beside the Vetcheck (if I die)
with profuse apologies to Joe Diffie


Well I ain't afraid of dyin', it's the thought of being dead
I wanna go on being me once my eulogy's been read
Don't spread my ashes out to sea, don't lay me down to rest
You can put my mind at ease if you fulfill my last request…

Prop me up beside the vet check if I die
Lord, I wanna go to heaven but first I gotta finish this ride!
Fill my boots up with sand, put a ride card in my hand
Prop me up beside the vet check if I die.

Tie me to the saddle with baling twine
Make my rig into a spot for one more good ol’ time
Put me up on a trotting horse,
I’ll be back in camp by dawn
I'll be the life of the ridecamp, even when I'm dead and gone

Prop me up beside the vet check if I die
Lord, I wanna go to heaven but first I gotta finish this ride!
Fill my boots up with sand, put a ride card in my hand
Prop me up beside the vet check if I die.
(photos stolen from Monica Bretherton, whose amazing blog is HERE. I hope she likes the song.)

Comments

  1. That's really awesome, Aarene! Hope the ride goes smoothly and nobody dies at your vet check. ;)

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  2. That is darned near the cutest thing I've heard yet :)

    ~E.G.

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  3. FUNDER: we left early, but as of 3pm there weren't even any interesting injuries...mostly just a few "hit a rock" lamenesses. So, that's good!

    EG: get out there and sing, gal!

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