Comet Ride (Ricky Skaggs)
Well, the good Lord said November 30, back in 1835
Let the whole world know young Samuel Clemens by the way he will arrive
When the doctor spanks that little bottom and this newborn baby cries
Let a light shine bright up here in Heaven, leave a trail across the sky

Gonna take a ride on Halley’s Comet for the whole wide world to see
Gonna fill the sky, they’ll see him coming for a place in history
Drop him off in old Missouri

Well, the muddy Mississippi was his Harvard and his Yale
And it forever put a stamp upon the way he’d spin a tale
It brought us the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn
Who taught us the fires of Hell are better than betrayin’ your best friend

Well, he took a ride on Halley’s Comet for the whole wide world to see
A light filled the sky, they saw him coming for a place in history
Dropped him off in old Missouri

Three quarters of a century passed and the year is 1910
Twain lifts a prayer, let me go out just the way that I came in
God smiled down and said dear Mark, I agree the time is right
I can’t bear to see you disappointed, pick ya’ up on Thursday night

Gonna take a ride on Halley’s Comet for the whole wide world to see
Gonna fill the sky, they’ll see him going for a place in history

Gonna take a ride on Halley’s Comet for the whole wide world to see
Gonna fill the sky, they’ll see him going for a place in history
For all eternity