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Camptown Races
Composed By Stephen Foster -1850
C - G7 -
C - G7 C
C - F C
C - G7 C   (repeat twice)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Camptown ladies sing this song,  Doo dah, doo dah,
Camptown racetrack five miles long,  Oh, doo dah day.
Oh, the long tailed filly and the big black horse,  Doo da, doo da,
Come to a mud hole and they all cut across,  Oh, doo dah day.
I went down there with my hat caved in,  Doo da, doo da,
I came back home with a pocket full of tin,  Oh, doo dah day.

Goin' to run all night,  Goin to run all day!
Bet my money on the bobtail nag,  Somebody bet on the bay.

Listen to Jim play this song on the Plectrum Banjo
Jim plays this song in a medley on YouTube (timestamp 1:13)
Listen to Homer and the Barnstormers play this song (Buck Trent on 5-string banjo)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
Click here for a plectrum lead-sheet
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