"Timbrook has done gone and thrown the rider (x2), If you'd been there when the horses come around, You'd a swore to your maker they never touched ground." "Oh mister, oh mister, I'm risking my life To win money for you and your wife...."


Although Randoph's informant, almost certainly correctly, believe this to refer to the race that also spawned "Molly and Tenbrooks," the songs appear to be distinct (though Roud lumps them, and Cohen's notes to Randolph also seem to equate them). - RBW

Historical references

  • July 4, 1878 - race between Ten Broeck and Miss Mollie McCarthy (won by Ten Broeck)

Cross references


  1. Randolph 881, "Timbrook" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 391-392, "Timbrook" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 881)
  3. Roud #2190
  4. BI, R881


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph)
Keywords: racing horse gambling
Found in: US(S0)