Stephen C. Foster, 1861
De Shanghai chicken, when you put him in de pit,|
Hell eat a loaf of bread up, but he cant fight a bit
De Shanghai fiddle is a funny little thing
And ebry time you tune him up he goes ching ching.
Oh! de Shanghai!
Dont bet your money on de Shanghai,
Take de little chicken in de middle ob de ring
But dont bet your money on de Shanghai.
2. I go to de fair for to see de funny fowls|
De double headed pigion an de one eyed owls
De old lame goose wid no web between his toes
He kills himself a laughing when de Shanghai crows.
3. De Shanghais tall but his appetite is small
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