Saturday, February 7, 2009

Camptown Races

By Stephen Foster
Rise Up Singing chapter: America, p.2

Here's today's song. Have a good dooda-day.

C - G - / C - G C // C - F C / - - G C
Oh, the Camptown ladies sing this song, dooda, dooda
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long, oh dooda day
(alternatively, "Oh dee dooda day")

Going to run all night, going to run all day
I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag, somebody bet on the bay

I went down south with my hat caved in, dooda, dooda
I come back north with a pocket full of tin, oh dooda day

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