About Eddie Collins Eddie Collins CDs Books by Eddie Collins Custom Tablatures Instruction from books and articles Private Lessons from Eddie Collins See Eddie Live! Buy Eddie's Materials! Links to Eddie's Favorite Sites Eddie Collins Home Page
About Eddie Collins Eddie Collins CDs Books by Eddie Collins Custom Tablatures Instruction from books and articles Private Lessons from Eddie Collins See Eddie Live! Buy Eddie's Materials! Links to Eddie's Favorite Sites Eddie Collins Home Page About Eddie Collins Eddie Collins CDs Books by Eddie Collins Custom Tablatures Instruction from books and articles Private Lessons from Eddie Collins See Eddie Live! Buy Eddie's Materials! Links to Eddie's Favorite Sites Eddie Collins Home Page
Basics of Bluegrass Banjo
Lyrics from...
basics of bluegrass banjo

Camptown Races

Traditional – All verses are the same melody;
the last two last of each verse serve as the chorus

Camptown ladies sing this song, do-da, do-da,
Camptown racetrack's two miles long, oh, the do-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.

The long-tailed filly and the big black horse, do-da, do-da,
Come to the mud hole and they all cut across, oh, the do-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

I went down South with my hat caved in, do-da, do-da,
I came back North with a pocket full of tin, oh, the do-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


Basics of Bluegrass Banjo

BioCD'sBooksWorkshopsCustom TabsPrivate LessonsLive ShowsBuyLinksHOME

©2004 Eddie Collins • All Rights Reserved. Updated February 23, 2004 4:43 PM