Hunt the Buffalo

Andrews’ Printer, [?] St N.Y., Dealer Toy, Books & c Wholesale and [?]

Hunt The Buffalo, or the Banks Of The Pleasant Ohio.

Come all ye likely lads that have a mind for to range,
Into some foreign country your situation to change,
In seeking some new pleasures we will all together go,
And we’ll settle on the banks of the pleasant Ohio.

The fish in this river are good for our use,
Besides there is lofty sugar trees that yield us their juice,
There’s all kinds of grain in Kentucky doth grow,
And we’ll drain the rich man’s gold from the New Mexico.
And we’ll range through the wild woods and hunt the buffalo.

To sit down to your wheels, girls, it will do you no harm,
To spin yourselves some clothing to keep yourselves warm;
If yon card and spin, girls, we will plough, reap and sow,
When we settle on the banks of the pleasant Ohio.
And we’ll range through the wild woods and hunt the buffalo.

If by chance the wild Indians should happen to come near,
We’ll all unite together with heart and with cheer;
We’ll march through the town, boys, and strike a deadly blow,
And we’ll drive them from the banks of the pleasant Ohio.
And we’ll range through the wild woods and hunt the buffalo.

It is now to conclude, without giving offence,
Each one has a right to choose his own residence,
But I will choose my residence where milk and honey flow,
And we’ll settle on the banks of the pleasant Ohio.
And we’ll range through the wild woods and hurt the buffalo.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg200795
  • Genre
    broadsides
  • Illustrated
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    23 cm x 15.5 cm
  • Title
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