Stephen Foster Songbook

Songs with sheet music, chords, lyrics & midis

Don't Bet Your Money On De Shanghai (1861)

TML # 014806
Home Stephen Foster Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Click Play Speed Slow 1/4=70 Medium 1/4=85 Fast 1/4=110

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.

CHOR: 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.

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.
This royalty free score was generated by the Traditional Music Library On Line Tunebook (Shareware Version). As-is copies of this score may be freely distributed. Further info from WWW.TRADITIONALMUSIC.CO.UK