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Lyr Req: Captain Buffalo (from 'Sergeant Rutledge'

campcook 21 Mar 99 - 02:07 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Apr 05 - 07:36 PM
Peace 15 Apr 05 - 07:49 PM
Peace 15 Apr 05 - 11:45 PM
MystMoonstruck 08 Sep 07 - 09:03 PM
MystMoonstruck 24 Mar 10 - 11:24 PM
GUEST,MystMoonstruck 29 Jun 11 - 07:14 PM
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Subject: MOVIE THEME & SONGS
From: campcook
Date: 21 Mar 99 - 02:07 PM

Yes I am looking for words to to songs First is the main theme from the movie jeremiah johnson the second is I think called captain buffalo from the movie sergeant ruteage


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Captain Buffalo' from 'Sergeant Rutledge
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 07:36 PM

IMDb confirms that the soundtrack of "Sergeant Rutledge" includes the song CAPTAIN BUFFALO, and furthermore says it was written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston.

I found an essay here that contains the following quote:

He'll march all night, and he'll march all day,
And he'll wear out a twenty-mule team along the way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Captain Buffalo' from 'Sergeant Rutledge
From: Peace
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 07:49 PM

http://www.epinions.com/content_165265706628

Jerry Livingston wrote the lyrics

Mack David wrote the music


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Captain Buffalo' from 'Sergeant Rutledge
From: Peace
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 11:45 PM

Sorry, Jim. I see I have duplicated one of the links that is attached to the link you provided. I have been looking for over an hour and it may be somewhere on the web, but not somewhere I can find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Captain Buffalo' from 'Sergeant Rutledge
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 09:03 PM

Somewhere, I have the 45 of this from way back when. If I can find it or the cassette I made a copy on, I'll try to transcribe the lyrics for you.

My sister and I as little ones were in awe of Woody Strode in this film, becoming lifelong fans of this actor. We also loved the song, which I heard some months ago when I was able to catch this wonderful film again. I wish I could recall the words but difficulties with memory are a part of my disability, which is sad because I used to remember all of it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAPTAIN BUFFALO
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 11:24 PM

Someone sent me the lyrics long after I asked about them at Yahoo!Answers!

LYRICS:
Have you heard about a soldier in the U.S. Cavalry
Who is built like Lookout Mountain taller than a redwood tree?
With his iron fist he'll drop an ox with just one mighty blow
John Henry was a weakling next to Captain Buffalo.

He'll march all night and he'll march all day
And he'll wear out a twenty mule team along the way.
With a hoot and holler and a ring-a-dang-do.
Hup-two-three-fo' – Captain Buffalo! Captain Buffalo!

(Hold that drum, hold that drum. Let the mule just blow.)

Said the Private to the Sergeant 'Tell me sergeant if you can
Did you ever see a mountain Come a-walking like a man?'
Said the sergeant to the private, 'You're a rookie ain't you though
Or else you'd be a-recognizing Captain Buffalo.'
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You can listen to the song here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huJowt5pJ-U
If the YouTube link doesn't work, type in this:
Buffalo Soldiers - Sergeant Rutledge (USA 1960) - Soundtrack Original Record


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAPTAIN BUFFALO
From: GUEST,MystMoonstruck
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 07:14 PM

I need to correct those lyrics after finding the song. I guess I shouldn't have posted before checking them out. I hope I've winnowed out errors:

Have you heard about the soldier in the U.S. Cavalry
Who is built like Lookout Mountain, taller than a redwood tree?
With his iron fist he'll drop an ox with just one mighty blow!
John Henry was a weakling next to Captain Buffalo.

He'll march all night, and he'll march all day,
And he'll wear out a twenty-mule team along the way.
Roll the drum! Roll the drum! Let the bugle blow!
You've never seen a man though like the Captain Buffalo!

With a hoot and holler and a ring-a-dang-do.
Hup-two-three-four! Captain Buffalo!

Said the private to the sergeant, "Tell me, Sergeant, if you can,
Did you ever see a mountain come a-walking like a man?"
Said the sergeant to the private, "You're a rookie, ain't you though?
Or else you'd be a-recognizing Captain Buffalo."

Captain Buffalo! Captain Buffalo!


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