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Camptown Races

Children's Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Written by Stephen Collins Foster

Piano Solo

Camptown ladies sing this song,
Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Camptown race-track five miles long,
Oh, doo-dah day!

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

Gonna run all night!
Gonna run all day!
I'll bet my money on a bob-tail nag,
Somebody bet on the bay.

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

The blind hoss sticken in a big mud hole,
Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Can't touch bottom with a ten foot pole,
Oh, doo-dah-day!


Old muley cow come on to the track,
Doo-dah! doo-dah!
The bob-tail fling her over his back,
Oh, doo-dah-day!

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


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


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