Monday, February 2, 2009

Buffalo Gals

(Chord review starts right away. Song, shortly after)
Traditional US cowboy song, according to R.U.S.
Rise Up Singing chapter: Farm and Prairie, p.49
D - A D / // G D A D (this is the verse/chorus pattern all the way through. Even if I change it in the video, it's because I'm wrong. Go with the pattern.)

As I was walking -down the street(3x)
A pretty young girl I chanced to meet, under the silvery moon

Buffalo gals won't you -come out tonight(3x)
Buffalo gals won't you come out tonight and dance by the light of the moon

I asked her if she'd -stop and talk(3x)
Her feet covered up the whole sidewalk, she was fair to view

I asked her if she'd -be my wife(3x)
Then I'd be happy all my life, if she would marry me

Oh I danced with the dolly with the hole in her stocking
Her feet kept a-rocking, her knees kept a-knocking
Oh I danced with a dolly with a hole in her stocking
And we danced by the light of the moon

(This last verse wins my vote for its abundance of silly rhymes and nonsense.)


  1. This song is great in It's A Wonderful Life and my one of my favorite scene in an American film, where George talks about the moon.

  2. Hi! It's Sal here.

    I particularly liked this one as well, especially once you got going. I don't remember it from It's a Wonderful Life. I'll have to pay better attention the next time I watch that movie.

    And I wanted to mention that I was flattered to be referenced when you played Ripple a while back. Sorry I haven't responded until now. "Let there be songs to fill the air". That makes me think of one of our days off at camp when we had a car-full of people singing away - I think we stopped at a gas station and I'm pretty sure people were staring, but we just kept right on singing. You can't help but smile at that. Ripple effect!

    Oh, and don't let something as silly as a job get in the way of posting a song a day. Or you could post 7 songs every weekend and call it even. :)