FOUR DAYS TO GO – FORTRESS CELEBRATION LOOKS LIKE “SOUND OF MUSIC” WITH THE NAZIS WAITING ON THE VON TRAPP FAMILY TO FINISH SINGING SO THEY CAN BE CARRIED AWAY

SHELBYVILLE, TNCelebration Chairman David L. Howard has posted uniformed guards on every entrance to the Fortress Celebration providing round the clock protection from who or what it is not exactly sure.

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There does not appear to be any news of an invading horde making its way toward Shelbyville hell-bent on terrorizing the 76th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

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The Order Of the day seems to be “GET THEM IN AND KEEP THEM IN”.

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Rumor is that the 2014 Celebration Theme Song is going to be:

GENA WELCH BOOHER – ARTIST WHO CREATED “PURPLE STRATEGY”

There’s somethin happenin’ here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there…
Tellin’ me.. I got to be ware

There’s battle lines bein’ drawn
Lickers FIGHT but the FLATTERS keep on
Cat Ladies speakin’ their minds
About Legs breakin’ higher and them draggin bee-hinds

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your barn it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
Little scar, just a flinch they’ll send your horse on a-way

Stop, Children what’s that sound..
That’s them chains lickin all around…

What a day for the heat
A thousand protesters out in the heat
Singin’ songs, with signs in their hands
Fancy clothes for the show – and it’s a SOUND HORSE They demand..

Singin STOP children stop that sound
Everybody stop the sore horse, take it on down
Singin STOP children stop that sound
Everybody look.. they’re goin’ down..

MRS. HAMILTON BARROW WILLIS

There’s a woman with a gavel over there,  
saying you all just better beware,

I think it’s time we stop
Lickers, is that horse sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Fed up people speaking’ their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time you stop
Hey, is THAT horse sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

Is it a field day for the Lickers?
Or are they going to soil their knickers?
Soring horses and carrying chains
Mostly making plenty false claims

It’s time you stop
Hey, is THAT horse sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always scared
Step out of line, the men come and take your mare

You better stop
Hey, is that horse sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

But other possible themes are also being considered,  so please feel free to suggest before the final selection is made.

Some of the old timers think this just may be the last of the sore Big Lick Celebrations.

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