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Camptown Races clawhammer banjo tabs

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    Clawhammer banjo Camptown Races tab


    Stephen Foster

    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      110 bpm
    • Tuning

    Tune your banjo to double C, and if you choose put on the capo at the 2nd fret then spike or tune up that 5th string. This arrangement follows the basic melody, and will reveal only the melody with the help of the difficulty slider. As always, there's some great licks available to add some more fun to your day at the Camptown Races! This song traditionally repeats the A part, but at some jams they will only play it once.


Camptown Races lyrics

Camptown ladies sing this song, Doo-dah! doo-dah! Camptown race-track five miles long, Oh, doo-dah day! I come down there with my hat caved in, Doo-dah! doo-dah! I go back home with a pocket full of tin, Oh, doo-dah day! (Chorus) Goin' to run all night! Goin' to run all day! I'll bet my money on the bob-tail nag, Somebody bet on the bay. The long tail filly and the big black horse, Doo-dah! doo-dah! They fly the track and they both cut across, Oh, doo-dah-day! The blind horse stickin' in a big mud hole, Doo-dah! doo-dah! Can't touch bottom with a ten foot pole, Oh, doo-dah-day! (Chorus) Old muley cow come on to the track, Doo-dah! doo-dah! The bob-tail fling her over his back, Oh, doo-dah-day! Then fly along like a rail-road car, Doo-dah! doo-dah! Runnin' a race with a shootin' star, Oh, doo-dah-day! (Chorus) See them flyin' on a ten mile heat, Doo-dah doo-dah! Round the race track, then repeat, Oh, doo-dah-day! I win my money on the bob-tail nag, Doo-dah! doo-dah! I keep my money in an old tow-bag, Oh, doo-dah-day! (Chorus)