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Happy! – Feb 26 (William F Cody)

Abby Sale 26 Feb 06 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,Art Thieme 26 Feb 06 - 01:25 PM
Abby Sale 26 Feb 06 - 03:53 PM
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GUEST,Beachcomber 26 Feb 06 - 05:54 PM
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Subject: Happy! – Feb 26 (William F Cody)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 09:49 AM


Happy Birthday!

Buffalo Bill Cody

was born 2/26/1846
(d.1917)

        cho: And we'll shoot the buffalo, we'll shoot the buffalo,
            We'll rally round the canebrake and shoot the buffalo!

                "Shoot the Buffalo" (often "Hunt the Buffalo,") a children's play-party song.
                See American Ballads and Folk Songs, Lomax.

ALSO:
        Come all you jolly skinners and listen to my song,
        There are not many verses, it will not detain you long;
        It's concerning some young fellows who did agree to go
        And spend one summer pleasantly on the range of the buffalo.

   But a few verses on down...
        Our meat it was buffalo rump and iron wedge bread
        And all we had to sleep on was a buffalo robe for a bed.
        The fleas and gray-backs worked on us, O boys, it was not slow
        I tell you there's no worse hell on earth than the the range of the buffalo.

                "The Buffalo Skinners," Cowboy Songs, Lomax; 1938 (revised edition)

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Subject: RE: Happy! – Feb 26 (William F Cody)
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 01:25 PM

Abby,

I just might be the only Mucatter who had a direct, albeit, vague, link to Bill Cody. Paul Durst, the 93 year old hobo, Wobbly, fiddler, singer that I tape recorded in 1961 was a part of his Wild West Show and knew him. Paul was bon in 1868. He told me that hoof and mouth disease ad hit the show's cattle and all had to be slaughtered. That left Bill Cody pretty much broke---and he had to float a loan from his old show biz pal, R.T. Barnum, to keep him going.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Happy! – Feb 26 (William F Cody)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 03:53 PM

I've read you on Durst several times with real interest. I know it was your first effort back then & limited by that. But it was a pretty good choice to start out. Have you ever put that material on audio or book?


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Subject: RE: Happy! – Feb 26 (William F Cody)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 05:35 PM

John Watt has a great song about Buffalo Bill's wild west show coming to Dunfermline in 1903 (called 'The Wild West Show'). It's on his 'Heroes' album and has also been recorded by Alistair McDonald and Ed Miller

Jack


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Subject: RE: Happy! – Feb 26 (William F Cody)
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 05:54 PM

What was "Buffalo" Bill Cody's ancestry. Do we know from whence he came ? A Cody family ,name now having died out, were once prominent in the West Waterford area of Ireland. I wonder was there a connection ?


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