Songbook/Camptown Races

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American joke song – Alternative title: Camptown Ladies, Gwine to Run All Night (original title), Text and melody: Stephen Foster (1850 publ.), arranged by Paniolo 

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The Camptown Races[edit]

Stephen Foster

1st Verse (2x)
C Camptown ladies sing this song, G7 doo-da, doo-da
C Camptown race track's two miles long, G7 oh, de doo-da C day
C Goin' to run all night, F goin' to run all C day
I C bet my money on a bob-tailed nag, G7 somebody bet on the C bay
2nd Verse
Oh, the C long tailed filly and the big black horse, G7 doo-da, doo-da
C Come to a mud hole and they all cut across, G7 oh, de doo-da C day   (Chorus)
3rd Verse
I C went down South with my hat carved in, G7 doo-da, doo-da
I C come back North with a pocket full of tin, G7 oh, de doo-da C day   (Chorus)