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Lyr Req: Two Buffalos (Rolf Harris)

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Subject: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: puzzled in colorado
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 09:44 AM

Back in the sixties our local radio station used to play a counting song in the morning which went something like this.

    "I looked outside my window,
    And what do you think I saw?
    The strangest sight I've ever seen,
    I guess you know just what I mean,
    I still can't believe it myself.

    I saw two buffalo, two buffalo
    Buffalo on my lawn
    ? on the ground
    And stomping all around
    And all my grass was gone."

After this the buffalo multiply by twos, until his house is overrun by buffalo and then they disappear.

This song has been in my head for two months now. Does anyone remember this?


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 05:22 PM

Hi,

Your query got me to looking through all songs on the DT with "buffalo" in the title. While I didn't find the one you are looking for, this one, entitled "It's Dangerous Out There", by Bill Morrisey, is pretty funny & good. Worth the read.

Were you in Colorado in the sixties when you heard this? That's where I did most of my growing up.

Good luck and welcome to the Mudcat,

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 07:46 PM

I have heard this song, from my son, who had learned it at pre-school. This would have been about 18-20 years ago. So it must have made it into some collection of children's songs or on somebody's album. Can't help you beyond that.


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: puzzled in colorado
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for the pointers. I grew up in Connecticut, where this song was played on WTIC-AM by the morning DJ Bob Steele.

Of course Bob Steele retired in the early 80s and the radio station went to an all news format, but the song still lingers in my head. Interestingly enough when I called my Dad and said "Do you remember that song Bob Steele used to play in the morning?" my dad immediately replied "Oh yeah. The buffalo song. "


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 11:48 PM

Since they both start with "C" do you suppose we are destined to live back and forth between CO and CT? ***grin***

I spent from 1983-1987 living in MA, and then, Mystic, CT from 1987-1993, when we moved back to the Rocky Mountains.

kat


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 01:15 PM

I am amazed. I also grew up in Connecticut (Simsbury) listening to Bob Steele on WTIC. Now you have me wondering if I heard it from my kids or from the radio or from my dad, who I can now remember singing a fragment of it.


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Puzzled in Colorado
Date: 10 Mar 99 - 01:23 PM

Pete, small world, isn't it? I grew up in West Hartford. Ah, for the good old days of WTIC. I can still remember as a child being amazed when I realized that it was possible to tune the radio to get more than one station. I'd thought that WTIC was the only station there was. After all, WTIC had Bob Steele in the morning and Red Sox baseball, so what else did you need?

Not to mention the fine Buffalo song :-)


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 10 Mar 99 - 10:11 PM

The song is "Two Buffalos" by Rolf Harris ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" fame)...let me dig out a recording I made from my Mom's 45 and I'll post the lyrics for you if you'd like them...The flip side is great also: "The Court of King Caractacus"

SingsIrish Songs


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Anne
Date: 11 Mar 99 - 09:42 PM

Yes, Yes, Yes, I still sing that song and I also heard it on Bob Steele's show on WTIC. It was the early 60's. Bob Steele is still doing one show a month on good old WTIC AM. I always thought it was Pat Paulson who did the song!

Anne


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 12:06 AM

Since none of you have published the lyrics and this thread just keeps coming up..............

I can't help myself sometimes, well most of the time. Thread titles sometimes crack me up and a wisecrack is inevitable. SORRY...NO OFFENSE INTENDED...**GRIN**

RE: Song about sixty four buffalo --- Sorry, I only know a song about sixty two buffalo. Would you settle for 76 Trombones instead?

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 12:14 AM

Hey Catspaw...I knew that was coming. Can't believe you held out long as you did


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 04:37 PM

in the third month after Christmas, my true love gave to me...


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From:
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 07:58 PM

Well, I guess the Mudcat Police have spoken. If we're not serious about posting lyrics we should discontinue this thread? I thought everyone was gonna lighten up? The reason we're keeping this post going is in the hope that someone would post the lyrics, catspaw!


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 08:44 PM

Hello??? Earth calling Anonnymous Poster. What are you talking about? Mudcat Police??? Nobody, least of all me gives a turkey whether you ever publish or find lyrics...I simply meant that if this thread hadn't come back,I wouldn't have thrown in the wisecrack. Lucky for me it did and I got to make a stupid joke about trombones and buffalo. Whooppee! Where did you come from figuring I was making a post lyrics or die thing? It was a joke, a really dumb joke too...EJ already knew about it. Did you read something we didn't?

But I will say this...Dumb jokes,good jokes,casual banter,intense discussions...Most of us have the "Stones" to sign our name!!!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Mar 99 - 12:07 AM

Now, would ya' be meanin' that figuratively? 'Cause ya' know, some of us who post our names, are NOT equipped the same as you, Catspaw***SMILE***.

I thought you were joking, too? Maybe we weren't here the day they passed out special glasses that let you read between the lines?

Anonymous: NO OFFENSE INTENDED - we really ARE just poking fun!

kat


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Mar 99 - 12:14 AM

Yeah Kat...figuratively. 'Cause figuratively most women are better equipped with "Stones" than some of the male population who may NOT have any at all, figuratively speaking!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 13 Mar 99 - 01:35 AM

Looks like it's true.I guess you can't roller skate in a buffalo herd...Puzzled in Colorado...somebody will come up with the lyrics for ya. Don't worry about Catspaw, he's just got this jones for Broadway show tunes. Ask him to sing Oklahoma for ya sometime...LEJ


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 14 Mar 99 - 07:20 PM

I haven't forgotten about posting the lyrics, the problem is the family recently moved and I have to find which box the tape was packed in...I could do it from memory but they may not be accurate....Hope to have them in a day or so...

Apologies for the wait and inconvenience.

SingsIrish Songs


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWO BUFFALOS (Rolf Harris)
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 03:54 PM

Thanks for all your patience! Here are the lyrics to Rolf Harris' "Two Buffalos" and the flip side "The Court of King Caractacus" (in the next post)

TWO BUFFALOS
(Rolf Harris)

I looked outside my window, and what do you think I saw?
The strangest sight I've ever seen.
You'll never guess just what I mean.
I can't believe it myself. I saw
2 buffalos, 2 buffalos, buffalos on my lawn.
Romping all around and stomping on the ground
And all of my grass was gone.

I watched them for awhile, and what do you think I saw?
The strangest sight I've ever seen.
You'll never guess just what I mean.
I still can't believe it myself. I saw
4 buffalos, 4 buffalos, buffalos on my lawn.
Romping all around and stomping on the ground
And all of my grass was gone.

Then I began to worry. Well, what was I supposed to do?
The strangest sight I've ever seen.
I guess you've guessed just what I mean,
Though I can't believe it myself. I saw
8 buffalos, 8 buffalos, buffalos on my lawn.
Romping all around and stomping on the ground
And all of my grass was gone.

Pretty soon there was 16 buffalos, 16 buffalos,
Buffalos coming in the door.
Romping all around and stomping on the ground
There were buffalos by the score.

Looked again and there's 32 buffalos, 32 buffalos,
Buffalos sliding down the stairs.
Romping all around and stomping on the ground
There were buffalos jumping on the chairs.

Pretty soon there was 64 buffalos, 64 buffalos,
Buffalos running in my room.
Romping all around and stomping on the ground
Somebody better get a broom!

One hundred and twenty eight buffalos.
Man that's enough of those buffalos jumping on my bed.
Romping all around and stomping on the ground
So this is what I said:

You'd better get outta here buffalos, get outta here buffalos,
Buffalos get outta my bed!
You've been jumping on things and busting all the springs
And I'm gonna shoot you dead.

I looked outside my window, and what do you think I saw?
The nicest sight I've ever seen.
I guess you know just what I mean,
Though I can't believe it myself. I saw
No buffalos, no buffalos, buffalos on my lawn.
Not romping all around or stomping on the ground,
But all of my grass was gone.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE COURT OF KING CARACTACUS (Rolf Harris
From:
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 03:58 PM

The Court of King Caractacus

Now the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
All together--Now the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
Now the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
Now the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.

Now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
All together--Now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
Now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
Now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.

Now the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
(Repeat 3 more times)

Now the fascinating witches who put the scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus were just passing by.
(Repeat 3 more times)

Now if you want to take some pictures of the fascinating witches who put the scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of The Court of King Caractacus you're too late!
(Too late!)
Because they just passed by!


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: MK
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 04:53 PM

Puzzled in Colorado, have you seen these yet?

MK


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,LeftyNS
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 10:19 PM

Hey ive beem searching the web for weeks now and i finnaly got the lyrict to that, thanks so much you guys. see our pep band sings this song, well more like their variation to it. and we live all the way out Wasshington A. C. (Above California) anyways thanks again ya'll rr lifesvers.

ps: i'll probably never be back here again, so dont try responding, lol


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,asonofsam@hotmail.com
Date: 26 Dec 03 - 07:19 PM

Yes yes yes. Bob Steele in the AM. I actually have a tape recordring of this song if anyone is interested. I taped it for my kid years ago. Now all of my grass is gone!


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,PMcgurk@aol.com
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 10:54 AM

I would love a tape recording of this song. I grew up in Ct. and remember hearing this song as a child. My own family was convinced I was nuts when I mentioned the Buffalo Song. I've finally been vindicated! Please contact me and let me know what I need to do to get a copy of it from you. My father's birthday is coming up at the end of January and he and I used to sing this song together. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 04 - 07:41 PM

Were you ever able to find a copy of the buffalo song? I also grew up on the song and would love to get a copy!
JLINDBERG2@COX.NET


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Apr 04 - 08:11 PM

It goes:

Sixty-four buffalo there on the wall,
Sixty-four buffaloe there,
If any of those buffalo's should happen to fall,
There's sixty-three buffalos there on the wall.

My question is this:

Should the plural for buffalo be "o", "os"
or "o's" (with apostrophe)???

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 04:12 PM

defish


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 07:41 AM

According to my American Heritage Dictionary on CD-ROM, the plural of buffalo is "buffalo or buffaloes or buffalos."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Cool Beans
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 10:55 AM

In Hebrew the plural would buffalot (pronounced with a long 'o' as in 'oat').


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Art Thieme
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 11:27 AM

I'd say it that way but it'd make me sound like Jackie Mason---who is one of the more annoying people on this planet.

;-)

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,to the tune of 'camelot'
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 03:33 PM

it's crazed!

it's crazed!

The dictionary has amazed!.
The plural may be fashioned multi ways!

The rule to make a plural, I would guess
is to modify the single with an 'ess'
or maybe not.


before the 'ess' you must add an a-po-strophe!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Apr 04 - 02:30 PM

Apostrophe? Absolutley NOT, unless you mean the possessive.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 08:34 PM

Count me in as a Connecticut kid who wants the song! I searched the web several times to no avail and even tried e-mailing WTIC. How can we get a copy??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 03:51 AM

Hi there..try
http.www.rolfharris.com/music/lyrics_twobuffaloes.htm    in your address bar and see what ya get
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,deb@schneider-inc.com
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 09:45 PM

I tried emailing WTIC several years ago as well, and got no answer. HOWEVER, if you go to www.northeastairchecks.com and scroll down until you find a long post titled WTIC HARTFORD CT SALUTES BOB STEELE, you'll find this link: http://allied-industries.net/check/bstic15.ram. It's a clip from a show honoring Bob Steele, featuring Two Buffalos. Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,Rayroc in Australia
Date: 05 Mar 09 - 05:47 AM

Hi. I used to fly a mustering helicopter in the Northern Territory of Australia and as well as cattle and horses we used to chase Buffalo. While I was still undergoing training I worked with another pilot who used to sing this song on long ferry flights. I had it written in a book I wrote about my mustering adventures and wanted to check the lyrics. Apart from Don (the guy I used to fly with) I know of no one else who has ever heard this song. It's pretty much as he used to sing it, though he went up in increments of 1. We had some long flights to get to where we were going.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: open mike
Date: 05 Mar 09 - 01:20 PM

what are the buffalo in OZ like? more like water buffalo? (not bison?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about sixty four buffalo
From: GUEST,gofinsc
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 02:06 PM

Fond remembrances here also. I though it was Rolf Harris, and still do, but can't find it listed in his things on eBay or Amazon. Maybe the true name is different. When I do Yahoo search, it doesn't come up either. But I'm going to keep looking.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Buffalos (Rolf Harris)
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 08:56 AM

I realize that this thread is somewhat dated, but I'd like to thank you for helping in my search. I was digging around the internet for Two Buffalos for my Mother, and it was your thread that finally got me in the right direction. I've finally tracked down a copy of the song and have made it into a handy dandy .mp3 file. If anyone needs help reliving the song, just let me know, at apmunson@gmail.com and I'd be happy to assist.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Buffalos (Rolf Harris)
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 11:56 AM

I'll be emailing- I heard the Small Wonder String Band do the song on Sandy Bradley's live show POTLUCK (10 years ago at least, and I asked both Canote brothers if they remembered the lyrics, and neither could put hands to the song. Thanks!
Carter


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