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Thread #11904   Message #3221610
Posted By: Don Firth
11-Sep-11 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: (Dear Old) Buffalo Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: (Dear Old) Buffalo Boy
Judy Flenniken and I did a whole series of concerts together at colleges and universities around the Pacific Northwest in 1963, winding up the tour in the Seattle Center Playhouse. "Buffalo Boy," which I'd picked up from Theodore Bikel's record "Bravo Bikel!" was one of the songs we did. A natural.

When I did the verse about "I guess I'll bring my children," Judy would just give me a long, cold stare. Still vamping on our guitars, she'd hold it while I sort of gazed around nonchalantly, all innocence, carefully examining the ceiling. After many long seconds, the audience would start to laugh. Then she'd come in with "I didn't know you had no children….."

Timing is everything.

Don Firth