BUFFALO GALS.
By John Hodges, 1848
Often Attributed to DAN EMMETT
This Edition Published 1882 by Oliver Ditson & Co.

1.
As I was lumb'ring down de street,
Down de street, down de street,
A handsome gal I chanc'd to meet,
Oh! she was fair to view.

[Chorus]
Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight!
Can't you come out tonight!
Can't you come out tonight!
Buffalo gals, can't you come out tonight!
And dance by de light ob de moon.

2.
I ax'd her would she hab some talk,
Hab some talk, hab some talk,
Her feet cover'd up de whole sidewalk,
As she stood close to me,

3.
I ax'd her would she hab a dance,
Hab a dance, hab a dance,
I taught dat I might get a chance,
To shake a foot wid her,

4.
I'd like to make dat gal my wife,
Gal my wife, gal my wife,
I'd be hap-py all my life,
If I had her by me.