Donít Bet Your Money on de Shanghai

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Melody - Stephen C. Foster, 1861; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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Stephen C. Foster, 1861

De Shanghai chicken, when you put him in de pit,
Heíll eat a loaf of bread up, but he canít fight a bit
De Shanghai fiddle is a funny little thing
And ebry time you tune him up he goes ching ching.
Chorus:
Oh! de Shanghai!
Donít bet your money on de Shanghai,
Take de little chicken in de middle ob de ring
But donít 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.
Chorus:

3. De Shanghaiís tall but his appetite is small
Heíll only swallow ebry thing that he can overhaul
Four bags of wheat just as certain as your born
A bushel of potatoes and a tub full of corn.
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