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bobaaron@mosquitonet.com 23 Mar 99 - 11:21 AM
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ete Peterson 23 Mar 99 - 11:32 AM
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Subject: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: bobaaron@mosquitonet.com
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 11:21 AM

Looking for the words to a song that had lyrics something like:

"and I'll dance with the dolly with a hole in her stocking."

And I believe it also has a line that goes:

"and we danced by the light of the moon"


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Subject: RE: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: MMario
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 11:30 AM

I'm pretty sure the one you want is "Buffalo Gals".

if you put buffalo gals into the search box in the upper righthand corner of the sreen and press search you should find it.

The DT has it with "gal" rather then "dolly" but I learned it as "dolly" - same song....

MMario


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Subject: RE: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 11:30 AM

Gonna dance with the dolly with the hole in her stocking hole in her stocking, hole in her stocking Gonna dance with the dolly with the hole in her stocking Gonna dance by the light of the moon.

I think the next verse is the same except "her knees keep a'knocking" instead of having a hole in her stocking.

My family has the sheet music to this somewhere and my dad probably remembers all of the words, if nobody else can help. we used to sing this all the time!

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: dolly with a hole in her stocking
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Date: 23 Mar 99 - 11:32 AM

Buffalo Gal is the song.


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Subject: RE: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: ete Peterson
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 11:32 AM

The song of course is Buffalo Gals-- Buffalo Gals won't you come out tonight Come out tonight, come out tonight Buffalo Gals won't you come out tonight And dance by the light of the moon

verse: I danced with a dolly with a hole in her stocking And her nose kept aknocking and her toes kept a'rocking I danced with a dolly with a hole in her stocking And I asked her if she's coming out tonight

Source: Allan Block c. 1960 and Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers (who called it Alabama Gals) c. 1931


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Subject: RE: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: SteveF (inactive)
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 11:36 AM

This is the sing "Buffalo Gals" which, for many years in the 1960s and 1970s, Oscar Brand used as his theme song for his weekly radio program in NYC. However, he changed the words to "New York gals won't you come out tonight..." and so on.

I also heard one 'rockish' version that used the lines:

Gonna dance with the dolly with the hole in her stocking
Whose toes keep a-rocking
Whose knees keep a-knocking
Gonna dance with the dolly with the hole in her stocking
Gonna dance by the light of the moon.

-- SteveF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 05:19 AM

Also recorded by Clinton Ford in the '60s: the track was chosen (says Wikipedia)by the television producer, Anne Wood, as one of her Desert Island Discs in October 2011.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: Rara Avis
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 10:16 PM

Everyone needs a song to sing on car trips. Buffalo Gals was the song my late husband and I sang.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dolly with a hole in her stocking
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 10:23 PM

Hmmm.. 'toes' don't rock... we always sang "and her heels kept a'rockin and her knees kept a'knockin"

I once played that tune for 30 minutes on a recorder for a dance at a hootenanny.


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