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De Camptown Races
(Gwine to Run All Night)
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(published by F. D. Benten, Baltimore, 1850)
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1.
De Camptown ladies sing dis song __ Doo-dah! Doo-dah!
De Camptown racetrack 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!
Chorus:
Gwine to run all night!
Gwine to run all day!
I’ll bet my money on de bobtail nag __
Somebody bet on de bay.
2.
De long tail filly and de big black hoss __ Doo-dah! Doo-dah!
De 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!
Chorus:
3.
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!
Chorus:
4.
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!
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