"Action Man" as written by and Houser Bell....
Willie said "he was the mostest horse"
A ??? desert mama's boy
Running in first, neither crowned nor cursed
He tears away like a child takes his toy

Side by side, souls of kind, different world
Hearts of gold, limbs of steel, Man-Of-War

Oh, place your bets boys, get up, get in time
Burn the bolts, you ain't seen nothin' yet
Maybe back at that old Kentucky home
That it was luck, he'll catch him if he can

Fire inside, blaze of glory, space in time
Heart of gold, limbs of steel, Man-Of-War

Oh, Saratoga
Ooo, play your favorite
Odds are more than one hundred
Oh, Willie said
Ooo, Saratoga

Nowhere, nowhere to run
??? gonna take the highest prize
We're hardly funnin' now, little children
He's workin' it now, never, never look back

Fire inside, blaze of glory, space in time
Heart of gold, limbs of steel, Man-Of-War

Side by side, souls of kind, different world
Hearts of gold, limbs of steel, Man-Of-War


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"Action Man" as written by Hermann Bell

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    General CommentThe following are the official lyrics of the song...According to EverydayCompanion.com

    Willie said "he was the mostest horse"
    Mahubah, Fair Play, desert mama's boy
    Running in first, neither proud nor cursed
    Carries the weight like a child takes to its toy


    Side by side, souls of kind, different world
    Hearts of gold, limbs of steel, Man-Of-War


    Oh, place your bets boys, get out the gate in time
    Burn the books, you ain't seen nothin' yet
    Maybe back at that old Kentucky home
    That it was luck, we'll catch him if we can


    Fire inside, blaze of glory, space in time
    Heart of gold, limbs of steel, Man-Of-War


    Oh, Saratoga
    Graveyard of favorites
    Odds are more than one hundred
    Oh, Willie said
    Ooo, Saratoga


    Nowhere, nowhere to run
    War Admiral take the highest prize
    Three hundred thirty-nine little children
    Workin' the rail, never, never look back


    Fire inside, blaze of glory, space in time
    Heart of gold, limbs of steel, Man-Of-War


    Side by side, souls of kind, different world
    Heart of gold, bones of steel, Man-Of-War
    Rooster2628on June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, i know this song is about man o' war (the horse), but beyond that, i'm at a loss.

    here's what i do know:

    "willie" was man o' war's groom. he did, in fact, say that man o' war was "the mostest hoss dat evah wuz." (and if you forget about secretariat, that's probably true.)

    re: "maybe back at that old Kentucky home..." man o'war was, of course, from kentucky. (as am i, hence my fondness for racehorses and bourbon).

    re: "saratoga," that was where man o' war lost the only race he ever lost, to a horse named, appropriately, "upset."

    in sum, i'm still trying to figure out what j.b. and the boys were gettin' at when they penned this ditty...
    makersandwateron July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this song was based on the old Action Man/GI Joe dolls...
    mikesinkon January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe second line is "Mahuba desert mama's boy". Mahuba was his mother.
    gbn4891on June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMahuba was indeed Man O' War's dam (mother). The "Willie" that is referenced is Will Harbut, who was Man O' War's groom who said that Man O War was the "mostest horse".

    I hear "???? gonna take the highest prize" as "War Admiral takes the highest prize". War Admiral, who was Man O War's son, won the Triple Crown in 1937, d was one of Man O War's most successful offspring.
    fish2oon August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSongs about horse racing
    JB:1013on April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song was originally written to or about John Rocker of the Atl Braves. the new words were written for the song after his trouble with the ny press during baseballs post-season.

    the song was play for sometime as an instrumental
    ChillyNeilon January 17, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is about The Hedgehawg
    Ron Jeremy this I know
    Cuz Jojo told me so
    Mitch Cumsteinon January 30, 2005   Link

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