Camptown Races

Album: Camptown Races (1850)
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  • Camptown ladies sing this song Doo-dah doo-dah
    Camptown race-track five miles long Oh doo-dah day
    I come down dah wid my hat caved in Doo-dah doo-dah
    I go back home wid a pocket full of tin Oh doo-dah day

    Gwine to run all night
    Gwine to run all day
    I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag
    Somebody bet on de bay

    De long tail filly and de big black hoss Doo-dah doo-dah
    Dey fly de track and dey both cut across Oh doo-dah-day
    De blind hoss sticken in a big mud hole Doo-dah doo-dah
    Can't touch bottom wid a ten foot pole Oh doo-dah-day

    Gwine to run all night
    Gwine to run all day
    I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag
    Somebody bet on de bay

    Old muley cow come on to de track Doo-dah doo-dah
    De bob-tail fling her ober his back Oh doo-dah-day
    Den fly along like a rail-road car Doo-dah doo-dah
    Runnin' a race wid a shootin' star Oh doo-dah-day

    Gwine to run all night
    Gwine to run all day
    I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag
    Somebody bet on de bay

    See dem flyin' on a ten mile heat Doo-dah doo-dah
    Round de race track den repeat Oh doo-dah-day
    I win my money on de bob-tail nag Doo-dah doo-dah
    I keep my money in an old tow-bag Oh doo-dah-day

    Gwine to run all night
    Gwine to run all day
    I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag
    Somebody bet on de bay
    Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NySadly, on January 13th 1864, Stephen Foster passed away at the young age of 37; three days earlier on January 10th he had fallen and struck his head, he never recovered from the injury.
  • Chomper from Franjkin County, PaCamptown is indeed in Bradford County , Pennsylvania ; not far from Pittsburg. .. It is believed that there was onced a racetrack in this town for horses at one time ; but whether the ractrack is still there , I have no idea.
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