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(1850) - Stephen Foster was born on the 4th of July!
His hometown of Pittsburgh held horse races every Fourth of July.

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

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Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day!
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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!


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 with a shootin' star -- Oh! doo-dah day!


Seen 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!

Stephen Foster