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AMEBICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 181
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THE BUFFALO SKINNERS
Come all you jolly fellows 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.
It happened in Jacksboro in the spring of seventy-three, A man by the name of Crego came stepping up to me, Saying, "How do you do, young fellow, and how would
you like to go And spend one summer pleasantly on the range of the
buffalo?"
It's me being out of employment, this to Crego I did
say, "This going out on the buffalo range depends upon the
pay. But if you will pay good wages and transportation too, I think, sir, I will go with you to the range of the
buffalo."
Yes, I will pay good wages, give transportation too, Provided you will go with me and stay the summer
through; But if you should grow homesick, come back to Jacksboro,






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