Video: Ala. officer singing with rescued goat goes viral

The goat sang backup vocals to the officer's singing of "Old Town Road"

Howard Koplowitz
Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

IRONDALE, Ala. — A loose goat rescued by Irondale police got more than a ride in the backseat of a patrol car.

The goat has a supporting role in a video capitalizing on the “Old Town Road” craze. In the video, posted to the Irondale Police Department’s Facebook page Tuesday night, the lyrics referencing a horse were changed to a goat.

The rescued goat also sang some backup vocals -- sounds of the goat bleating were mixed in with the officer’s singing.

The Irondale video is not the only Alabama-based take on “Old Town Road," the country-rap song by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus that has gone viral across the country with nearly 170 million YouTube views.

Last month, Jasmine Merlette, a third-grade teacher at Sun Valley Elementary School in Birmingham, made a math-themed remix of the tune.

Merlette’s version caught the attention of Lil Nas X and Cyrus, who both shared the video on their social media pages.

She then appeared on the “Ellen” show, where guest host Wanda Sykes surprised her with $10,000.


What do you do when you respond to a call about loose goats? You make a video!

Posted by Irondale Police Department on Tuesday, June 25, 2019


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