Camptown Races

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster

VERSE 1

    D                               A7 
The Camptown ladies sing this song, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

    D                                   A7         D 
The Camptown racetrack five miles long, Oh! doo-dah day!

                                        A7 
I come down there with my hat caved in, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

  D                                       A7          D 
I go back home with a pocket full of tin, Oh! doo-dah day!

CHORUS

Going to run all night!

G                D 
Going to run all day!

I'll bet my money on the bobtail nag,

A7                  D 
Somebody bet on the bay.

VERSE 2

    D                                         A7 
The long tail filly, and the big black horse, Doo-dah!  doo-dah!

     D                                       A7          D 
They fly the track, and they both cut across Oh! doo-dah day!

                                         A7 
The blind horse stuck in a big mud hole, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

D                                       A7          D 
Can't touch bottom with a ten-foot pole, Oh! doo-dah day!

CHORUS

Going to run all night!

G                D 
Going to run all day!

I'll bet my money on the bobtail nag,

A7                  D 
Somebody bet on the bay.

VERSE 3

     D                               A7 
Old  muley cow comes onto the track, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

    D                                 A7          D 
The bobtail flings her over his back, Oh! doo-dah day!

                                      A7 
Then flies along like a railroad car, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

D                                    A7          D 
Running a race with a shooting star, Oh! doo-dah day!

CHORUS

Going to run all night!

G                D 
Going to run all day!

I'll bet my money on the bobtail nag,

A7                  D 
Somebody bet on the bay.

VERSE 4

D                                   A7 
See them flying on a ten-mile heat, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

D                                A7          D 
Round the racetrack, then repeat Oh! doo-dah day!

                                   A7 
I win my money on the bobtail nag, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

  D                               A7          D 
I keep my money in an old tow bag Oh! doo-dah day!

CHORUS

Going to run all night!

G                D 
Going to run all day!

I'll bet my money on the bobtail nag,

A7                  D 
Somebody bet on the bay.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 D Major G Major
Guitar A7 D Major G Major
Mandolin A7 D Major G Major
Piano A7 D Major G Major
Ukulele A7 D Major G Major