Buffalo Gals

(traditional version)

Words & Music:

Traditional American



As I went walking down the street,

G7               C

Down the street, down the street.


A lovely gal I chanced to meet,

     F       G7      C

Oh!  She was fair to view.



Oh!  Buffalo Gals, will you come out tonight?

Will you come out tonight?  Will you come out tonight?

Oh!  Buffalo Gals, will you come out tonight,

And dance by the light of the moon?


I asked her if she'd have some talk,

Have some talk, have some talk.

Her feet covered up the whole sidewalk

As she stood close by me.




I'd like to make that gal my wife,

Gal my wife, gal my wife.

I would be happy all my life

If I had her by my side.





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