Haa, ha-la-ha-la Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba Ba-ba-ba (Baa-ba) Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba (Ba) Ba-ba (Ba) Ba-ba, ba-ba, ba-ba (Ba) Ba-ba, ba-ba, ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba-be (Ba) Boy that scratchin’ is makin’ me itch (Ba, ba) Dub Dub-dub (Ba) Dub-dub-dub (Ba) Dub-dub-dub, dub-dub-dub, ba-ba-ba-ba (Ba) Dub-dub-dub, ba-ba-ba-ba-be (Ba) Dub-dub-dub, ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba Dub-dub-dub, ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba First buffalo gal go around the outside ‘Round the outside, ‘round the outside (You know it) Two buffalo gals go around the outside ‘Round the outside, ‘round the outside Three buffalo gals go around the outside (Baaa, baaa, ba, ba) Four buffalo gals go around the outside (Baaa) ‘Round the outside (Baaa) ‘Round the outside (Baaa) Four buffalo gals go around the outside And Dosie Doe your partners (Baaa) Ba-baaa, she’s lookin’, she’s lookin’ She’s lookin’, she’s lookin’ She’s she’s she’s she’s she’s she’s Lookin’ like a whore girl Three buffalo gals, three buffalo gals (Ba) Three three, buff three three Three buffalo gals (Baaa) Gals-gals, buffalo, buffalo (Ba) Three, three, three, three, three Wooh, girl, it’s a pity that you’re so dirty You’re only dancin’ just to be friendly (Baaa) So pretty you drive me loco And so silly you make be blush so (Baaa) Yeah, huh, you’re my buffalo girl, yeah, heah-eah It’s a pity that you’re so dirty You’re only dancin’ just to be friendly So pretty you drive me loco You’re so pretty you make me, blush so (Baaa) (You’re lookin’ like a whore girl) I’m an ape, I’m an ape, I’m an ape, I’m an ape First buffalo boy go around
Buffalo Gals (a Discobody old:skool graffiti edit)
“All that scratchin is makin’ me itch…”
While Malcolm McLaren (1946-2010) visited New York City in 1982 looking for a support act for his then protégée indie-pop group Bow Wow Wow he was exposed for the first time to Hip-Hop. Being the innovator he always was (he discovered and managed Sex Pistols, for many he was the godfather of punk) he immediately felt drawn to the scratching technique and the impressive breakdance moves, both of which he infused in “Buffalo Gals” recording and video respectively.
“Buffalo Gals”, a collaboration with a duo of N.Y. radio DJs called The World’s Famous Supreme Team, was produced by Trevor Horn. It reached #33 in the US Hot Disco/Dance chart but did even better in the U.K. where it peaked at #9 on the pop chart. This track is monumental and influential in many aspects, thanks to it the British public and the rest of Europe were introduced to “scratching”.
On this edit I made an extended take with different intro, outro and a whole new arrangement with inevitably an extensive use of ..scratching.
PS: In case u still haven’t, check out the video on YouTube..