Christy's Plantation Melodies

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16                                  Christy's
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag— Somebo-dy bet on de bay. Bet my money on de bob-tail nag— Somebo-dy bet on de bay.
De long-tail filly and de big black boss — Doo-dah, doo-dah !
Dey fly de track, and dey both cut across—Oh, doc-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, doo­dah-day !
Chorus. Gwine to run all night! &c.
Old muley cow come on to de track—Doo-dah, doo­dah!
De bob-tail fling her ober his back — Oh, doo-dah-day!
Den fly along like a rail-road car — Doo-dah, doo­dah!
Runnin' a race wid a shootin' star — Oh, doo-dah-day!
Chorus. Gwine to run all night! &c.
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!
Chorus. Gwine to run all night! &c.






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