Roger Claff (su=claff%gi=roger%api@MCIMAIL.COM)
Thu, 15 Jun 1995 11:17:33 -0400
To Mike Meenehan (better late than never),
When you posted your request for words to the buffalo song, it brought back a
lot of memories to me. My mom often sang that song to me when I was little.
I sent her a copy of your post, and Vicki Palmer's post. Here's her
"I can't resist sending you the words as I learned them -
Upon a windswept desert
Where Nature favors no man,
A buffalo and his brother
Were lying in the sand.
Said the buffalo to his brother,
"What makes you lie that way?"
But the brother never said;
The brother had been dead
Since way, last May.
The melody is crazy and leaves you off in the middle of a (musical) phrase.
With someone who knows music, I could pick it out."
Mom's version is about the same as Vicki's - still, I wanted to respond.
I'd be interested in any other versions of the song, or if anyone knows
the music Mom refers to.
Also to Mike - thanks for your Harris Poll post. It's a definitive
validation of the need for Scouting. I've been involved for nearly a year
now - first with Tigers (I was a new Tiger parent who was also Group Coach
- sorry, Mike, but I don't agree with you on that score) and now as Asst.
Cubmaster, and I simply can't conceive of a better use of my time and
FOR OUR BOYS,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City