The Handle: Carson Leverett, “The Sod Poodles Anthem”


– So the song came about
when they released the names and everybody got
real upset about us you know potentially being
stuck with goofy names. I took a liking to
the name Sod Poodles because I thought
it was hilarious and the kids would
probably like it. I play music with
a group of cowboys the first Friday of each
month and one of them, the steel player,
Stacey Scheller, he knows I like to write
goofy topical songs. He was like, “Man, you gotta
write the Sod Poodles song.” And so, he kinda put me up to it and that Saturday I wrote
the first half of it. I actually sent it to him, he told me to add
the stuff at the end. Had it cranked out on
Sunday, put it out on YouTube with the vision of getting
people to vote for the name. I thought it was kind
of a cool, clever tune so I thought it would work. I didn’t know they were
gonna pick the name. Once they did I thought,
man we gotta get this thing played in the ballpark. I kinda wanted to make it the
“Go Cubs, Go” of Amarillo. The goal was to make it work. I didn’t really expect
it to, but it did. So when they chose the
name, my song had kinda a footing online, had
an online presence. The team knew about
it and I went to the big name reveal and
talked to Tony Ensor and he told me, “Hey
man, I’d like to incorporate that
song into the games.” And so I took it
upon myself to do the professional recording
and pitched it to him. They play it for 7,000
people every 7th inning which is awesome. I have been encouraged
by a lot of people to do more music. Thinking more seriously about
trying to give a go at it, but I got a lot of other stuff going around in town too. It gets stuck in my head. My 19-month-old son,
he’ll come up to me with the Bluetooth speaker
and say “Poodles, Poodles” because he likes it so much. Which is basically
the goal of all music to bring joy to the kids. I’ve got other goofy
ones that would get stuck in your head if I had
a platform to play them. All right this one’s called “The Sod Poodle Anthem.” ♪ Ain’t you just like
a little yippin’ dog ♪ ♪ A little bit smaller
than a big groundhog ♪ ♪ They run real wild and
they smile all the time. ♪ ♪ They used to be
called prairie dogs ♪ ♪ But that won’t work
for Double-A ball ♪ ♪ When it’s the
bottom of the 9th ♪ ♪ And the game is on the line. ♪ They are the Sod
Poodles, Sod Poodles ♪ ♪ That’s right they’re
called the Sod Poodles. ♪ ♪ When you come to our
rough and rugged town. ♪ ♪ You might laugh
and point and say ♪ ♪ Oh Lordy man their
name’s insane but you ♪ ♪ Won’t be laughing
when you get beat down ♪ ♪ By the Sod Poodles, Sod
Poodles that’s right ♪ ♪ They’re called
the Sod Poodles. ♪ ♪ You won’t be laughing
when you get beat down. ♪ ♪ By the Sod Poodles, Sod
Poodles, yes that’s right ♪ ♪ They’re called the Sod
Poodles. Cheer them on ♪ ♪ So they don’t
stay underground. ♪ ♪ Let’s grab a beer
a couple hot dogs, ♪ ♪ Keep your legs back and
maybe catch a foul ball. ♪ ♪ Cheer on them pups and
man they sure are good. ♪ ♪ And when the 7th comes,
stand up and stretch, ♪ ♪ Eat a big old pretzel
without regrets ♪ ♪ And them Pups will win just
like we knew they would. ♪ ♪ They are the Sod
Poodles Sod Poodles ♪ ♪ That’s right they’re
called the Sod Poodles. ♪ ♪ You better be careful
when you’re driving ♪ ♪ Into the wind. ♪ Because our ace will go
for 15 Ks, a couple homers ♪ ♪ From our big DH, them
Sod Pups, man, they ♪ ♪ Sure know how to win. ♪ They are the Sod
Poodles, Sod Poodles, ♪ ♪ That’s right they’re
called the Sod Poodles. ♪ ♪ The Sod Pups, man, they
sure know how to win. ♪ ♪ They are the Sod
Poodles, Sod Poodles ♪ ♪ That’s right they’re
called the Sod Poodles. ♪ ♪ Them Sod Pups they
sure know how to win. ♪ ♪ So when those Rough
Riders ride into ♪ ♪ Hodgetown, they
better watch out ♪ ♪ For them holes
in the ground. ♪ ♪ Them Sod Poodles homes will
break their legs in two. ♪ ♪ Little arms, long
teeth, laughing at you. ♪ ♪ And them oilfield drillers
of that Oklahoma town ♪ ♪ They’ll go cross-eyed
and crazy chasing ♪ ♪ Them pups round and round ♪ When the 9th inning
comes it’s 11 to 3. ♪ ♪ And the Poodles
put the Drillers ♪ ♪ Out of their misery. ♪ So if you’re
rooting for a team ♪ ♪ In that Texas League,
it’s gotta be the one ♪ ♪ Up in Yellow City. ♪ You might lose your ball cap
in the Southwestern wind. ♪ ♪ But man, them Sod
Poodles, man, they sure ♪ ♪ Know how to win. ♪ They are the Sod
Poodles, Sod Poodles, ♪ ♪ That’s right they’re
called the Sod Poodles. ♪ ♪ Them Sod Poodles yeah
they sure know how to win. ♪ ♪ They are the Sod
Poodles, Sod Poodles ♪ ♪ That’s right they’re
called the Sod Poodles ♪ ♪ Them Sod Poodles yeah
they sure know how to win. ♪ ♪ They are the Sod
Poodles, Sod Poodles ♪ ♪ That’s right they’re
called the Sod Poodles ♪ ♪ Them Sod Poodles, they
sure know how to win. ♪ How bout them Sod Poodles?

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