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Camptown Races:
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Camptown Races

Wiki article on Camptown Races

Stephen Foster

 

Lyrics:

       C
The Camptown ladies sing this song
G7
Doo-da, doo-da
       C 
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long
G7                       C
Oh, de doo-dah day

       C
The long tail filly and the big black horse
G7
Doo-dah, doo-dah
        C
They fly the track and they both cut across
G7                       C
Oh, de doo-dah day

C                   F
Goin' to run all night
F                    C
Goin' to run all day
C
I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag
G7                              C
Somebody bet on the bay

I come down with my hat caved in
Doo-dah, doo-dah
I go back home with a pocket full of tin
Oh, de doo-dah day

The blind horse stickin' in a big mud hole
Doo-dah, doo-dah
Can't touch the bottom with a ten foot pole
Oh, de doo-dah day

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the bay

Old brown cow came on to the track
Doo-dah, doo-dah
The bob-tail fling her over his back
Oh, de doo-dah day

Then fly along like a rail-road car
Doo-dah, doo-dah
Runnin' a race with a shootin' star
Oh, de doo-dah day

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the bay

See them flyin' on a ten mile heat
Doo-dah, doo-dah
Round the race track, then repeat
Oh, doo-dah day

I win my money on the bob-tail nag
Doo-dah, oh doo-dah
I keep my money in an old tow-bag
Oh, de doo-dah day

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the bay

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the bay

 

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