The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11904   Message #90764
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jun-99 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: (Dear Old) Buffalo Boy
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: BUFFALO BOY^^
The conversation songs thread made me think of this one. It doesn't seem to be in the database, although I suppose somebody will point it out to me as soon as I post it. Can anybody furnish more versions, or tell us the story behind the song?
It works great as a campfire song, and it's almost as obnoxious as "There's a Hole in the Bucket, Dear Liza," which my kid sister used to sing incessantly to annoy me. Wish I had known this one back then, so I could get back at her.
-Joe Offer-

BUFFALO BOY

She:
When are we gonna get married, married, married?
When are we gonna get married, dear old buffalo boy?

He:
I guess we'll marry in a week, week, week,
I guess we'll marry in a week, that is, if the weather be good.

How will you come to the wedding, wedding, wedding?
How will you come to the wedding, dear old buffalo boy?

I guess I'll come in my oxcart, oxcart, oxcart.
I guess I'll come in my oxcart, that is, if the weather be good.

Why don't you come in your buggy, buggy, buggy?
Why don't you come in your buggy, dear old buffalo boy?

My ox won't fit in my buggy, buggy, buggy.
My ox won't fit in my buggy, not even if the weather be good.

Who will you bring to the wedding, wedding, wedding?
Who will you bring to the wedding, dear old buffalo boy?

I guess I'll bring my children, children, children.
I guess I'll bring my children, that is, if the weather be good.

I didn't know you had no children, children, children.
I didn't know you had no children, dear old buffalo boy.

Oh, yes, I have five children, children, children.
Oh, yes, I have five children, six if the weather be good.

She:
There ain't gonna be no wedding, wedding, wedding.
There ain't gonna be no wedding, not even if the weather be good.

JRO

MIDI file: BUFFAL~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Buffalo Boy
Text: By traditional
Key: D
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Start
0096 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 66 110 0046 0 66 000 0002 1 66 110 0046 0 66 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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ABC format:

X:1
T:Buffalo Boy
M:2/4
Q:1/4=120
K:D
D3DD2DD|E2F4A2|-A2E4A2|-A2B4A2|-A2DDD2DD|
E2F4A2|-A2E2A2FF|E2D7/2||

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