Camptown Races | Lyrics, History and Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Camptown Races, also called Camptown Ladies, is a song by American songwriter Stephen Foster (1826 - 1864). It was first published in 1850.


Camptown ladies sing this song,
Doo-da, Doo-da,
Camptown racetrack's five miles long,
Oh, de doo-da day.

Goin' to run all night,
Goin' to run all day,
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag,
Somebody bet on the gray.

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