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Camptown Races, The (1850)

TML # 001647
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"De Camptown ladies sing dis song, Doo-da! Doo-da! De Camptown racetrack five miles long. Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day I'll bet my money on the bob-tail nag...." The singer describes the races and how he won a "pocket full of tin"
De Campptown ladies sing this somg,
Doo-da, Doo-da
De Camptown racetrack's two miles long
Oh, de doo-da day

cho: Gwine to run all night
Gwine to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray.
Oh, de long tailed filly and de big black horse,
Doo-da, doo-da-da,
Come to a mud hole and dey all cut across,
Oh, de doo-da day.

I went down South with my hat caved in,
I came back North with a pocket full of tin.
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