Don't Bet Your Money on de Shanghai (Stephen C. Foster, 1861) De Shanghai chicken, when you put him in de pit, He'll eat a loaf of bread up, but he can't fight a bit De Shanghai fiddle is a funny little thing And ebry time you tune him up he goes ching ching. cho: Oh! de Shanghai! Don't bet your money on de Shanghai, Take de little chicken in de middle ob de ring But don't bet your money on de Shanghai. I go to de fair for to see de funny fowls De double headed pigeon an de one eyed owls De old lame goose wid no web between his toes He kills himself a laughing when de Shanghai crows. De Shanghai's tall but his appetite is small He'll 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. RG APR99
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