Camptown Races was written by Stephen Foster in 1850.

I can't help thinking of Bugs Bunny singing this song whenever I hear it.

Notes

Here are the original lyrics…

De Camptown ladies sing dis song, Doo-dah! Doo-dah!
De Camptown race-track five miles long, Oh! doo-dah day!
I come down dah wid my hat caved in, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I go back home wid a pocket full of tin, Oh, doo-dah day!

(Chorus)
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.

De long tail filly and de big black hoss, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Dey fly de track and dey both cut across, Oh! doo-dah-day!
De blind hoss sticken in a big mud hole, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Can't touch bottom wid a ten foot pole, Oh! doo-dah-day!

(Chorus)

Old muley cow come on to de track, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
De bob-tail fling her ober his back, Oh, doo-dah-day!
Den fly along like a rail-road car, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Runnin' a race wid a shootin' star, Oh, doo-dah-day!

(Chorus)

See dem flyin' on a ten mile heat, Doo-dah doo-dah!
Round de race-track, den repeat, Oh, doo-dah-day!
I win my money on de bob-tail nag, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I keep my money in an old tow-bag, Oh, doo-dah-day!

(Chorus)

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