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We'll Chase the Buffalo

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Performer: Unknown
Place Collected: Aldsworth
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1026

There really aren’t buffaloes in Gloucestershire, let along ‘wild indians’ or ‘sugar canes’ but this song obviously found some resonance among country singers.  The song itself goes back over 200 years as The Buffalo.  It has been collected a handful of times in England and scarcely more in the USA.

 

Notes by Gwilym Davies 13 April 2016