Stephen Foster

Gwine to Run All Night, or De Camptown Races

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De Camptown ladies sing dis song -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah!
[Solo] De Camp-town race-track five miles long -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah day!
[Solo] I come down dah wid my hat caved in -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I go back home wid a pocket full of tin -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah day!
Gwine to run all night!
Gwine to run all day!
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag --
Somebody bet on de bay.
[Solo] De long tail filly and de big black hoss -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah!
[Solo] Dey fly de track and dey both cut across -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah-day!
[Solo] De blind hoss sticken in a big mud hole -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah!
[Solo] Can't touch bottom wid a ten foot pole -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah-day!
Gwine to run all night!
Gwine to run all day!
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag --
Somebody bet on de bay.
[Solo] Old muley cow come on to de track -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah!
[Solo] De bob-tail fling her ober his back -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah-day!
[Solo] Den fly along like a rail-road car -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah!
[Solo] Runnin' a race wid a shootin' star -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah-day!
Gwine to run all night!
Gwine to run all day!
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag --
Somebody bet on de bay.
See dem flyin' on a ten mile heat -- [Chorus] Doo-dah doo-dah!
Round de race track, den repeat -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah-day!
I win my money on de bob-tail nag -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I keep my money in an old tow-bag -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah-day!
Gwine to run all night!
Gwine to run all day!
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag --
Somebody bet on de bay.

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