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Buffalo Gals

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By Cool White, copyright unknown. Featured in the Jimmy Stewart movie, "It's A Wonderful Life."

Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight,
Come out tonight, come out tonight.
Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the light of the moon.

As I was walking down the street,
Down the street, down the street,
A pretty little gal I chanced to meet,
Oh, she was fair to see.

Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight,
Come out tonight, come out tonight.
Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the light of the moon.

I stopped her and we had a talk,
Had a talk, had a talk,
Her feet took up the whole sidewalk
And left no room for me.

Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight,
Come out tonight, come out tonight.
Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the light of the moon.

I asked her if she'd have a dance,
Have a dance, have a dance,
I thought that I might have a chance
To shake a foot with her.

Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight,
Come out tonight, come out tonight.
Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the light of the moon.

I danced with a gal with a hole in her stockin',
And her heel kept a-knockin', and her toes kept a-rockin'
I danced with a gal with a hole in her stockin'
And we danced by the light of the moon.

Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight,
Come out tonight, come out tonight.
Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the light of the moon.

Buffalo Roaming the mountains eating and resting in the dark of night
For kids
A buffalo is the largest mammal in North America. Once, 60 million buffalo roamed the Great Plains. By the late 1800s, they were almost extinct because of over-hunting. A law was passed to protect them. Now, animals and plants that are in danger of dying out are called endangered. There are ways to protect them, as these slides show.
For teachers
Thanks to conservation efforts that began more than 100 years ago, the buffalo is not endangered, but many other species of plants and animals are. Watch video segments from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about efforts to study and save the California condor, Indiana bat, and many other species.

Bison and calf
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