Hundred to One (Giddy Up)

by Lipstick and Spurs

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An upbeat celebration of Michelle Payne's historic Melbourne Cup, winning ride on Prince of Penzance.

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HUNDRED TO ONE
copyright- ANNE KILLEN AND JENNY TAYLOR-JONPELIAN 2018

It was cup eve, and brother Steve
Drew barrier one for the Prince’s run next day
And as the sun came up, on Flemington’s Melbourne cup
All the ducks lined up, to blow the doubters away.

In purple and green, she looked serene
She was numb to the noise, unaware of the boys.
At a hundred to one, the punters made it clear
No lady jockey could win it this year.

Giddy up, Giddy up, Giddy up, Giddy up
Giddy up, go you good thing, go.
Giddy up, Giddy up, Giddy up, Giddy up
Giddy up, go you good thing, go.

She got away late from the barrier gate
She was holding her own, in the back straight
She turned with the bunch, at three hundred to go
When the gap opened up, she was ready to show.

Giddy up giddy up, Giddy up giddy up
Giddy up giddy up Go you good thing go

Riding with the ghost of Emily,
She’s on the track with you making History.
Soaring with the spirit of the Valkyrie
Fighting with for this victory

We could feel the ground vibrating under our shoes
Hoping at last the bookies might loose,
At a hundred to one, the dreamers collect
All the winnings, the cup, all the respect.



Giddy up giddy up, Giddy up giddy up
Giddy up giddy up Go you good thing go
Giddy up giddy up, Giddy up giddy up
Giddy up giddy up Go you good thing go


All the crazy fascinators and lady jockey haters
Celebs in the birdcage, even the waiters
Lost all their bets, but they let out a cheer
When Michelle and the Prince, were given all clear.

Giddy up giddy up, Giddy up giddy up
Giddy up giddy up, Go you good thing go
Giddy up giddy up, Giddy up giddy up
Giddy up giddy up, Go you good thing go

You’re not strong they said,
We’ll proved them wrong, I said
They want me off my ride, but I decided to stay
We got the job done, when we won that way
Well my team is chuffed, and you can all get stuffed I say
Yeah my team is chuffed, and you can all get stuffed I say

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released September 16, 2019
Lyrics Anne Killen Music Jenny Taylor
Vocals Lipstick and Spurs
Violin Corinna Maule
Tracked and band mix by Greg Walker Jumbunna
Vocals, trumpet, mix and mastering by Stephen Blackburn Northcote Studios

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