c
Don’t Bet Your Money on de Shanghai
b
(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1861)
e
1.
De Shanghai chicken, when you put him in de pit,
He’ll eat a loaf of bread up, but he can’t fight a bit
De Shanghai fiddle is a funny little thing
And ebry time you tune him up he goes ching ching.
Chorus:
Oh! de Shanghai!
Don’t bet your money on de Shanghai,
Take de little chicken in de middle ob de ring
But don’t bet your money on de Shanghai.
2.
I go to de fair for to see de funny fowls
De double headed pigion an de one eyed owls
De old lame goose wid no web between his toes
He kills himself a laughing when de Shanghai crows.
Chorus:
3.
De Shanghai’s tall but his appetite is small
He’ll only swallow ebry thing that he can overhaul
Four bags of wheat just as certain as your born
A bushel of potatoes and a tub full of corn.
Chorus:
   
d