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American Ballads and Folk Songs
SHOOT THE BUFFALO*
A Play Party Song
Rise you up, my dearest dear, present to me your hand, Pll lead you in procession to a far and distant land.
Rise you up, my dearest dear, present to me your paw, I'm sure you've got terbacker, I'd like to have a chaw.
Chorus:
And we'll shoot the buffalo, we'll shoot the buffalo, We'll rally round the canebrake f and shoot the buffalo.
And it's ladies to the center and gents around the row, And we'll rally round the canebrake and shoot the buffalo.
And we'll promenade, you know, and we'll promenade, you know, And we'll all meet together and shoot the buffalo.
*A different musical setting in Sharp's English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Vol. 11. f "Cambric" is Appalachian Mountains. A good example of folk etymology.
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