We'll chase the buffalo

 

Verse 1

Come, all you bold fellows,
That have a mind to range,
Into some foreign country,
Your nation for to change!
Your nation for to change, my boys,
And from your homes to go,
We will lie down on the banks,
Of the pleasant Ohio.

Chorus

Through the wide woods we'll wander,
And chase the buffalo.

Verse 2

Suppose some wild Indians,
Should chance to draw near!
We'll all unite together,
Our hearts free from fear.
We'll march into the town my boys,
And give them the fatal blow,
And lie down on the banks,
Of the pleasant Ohio.

Chorus

Verse 3

There are fishes in the river,
To render us good use,
And good and lofty sugar canes,
The finest produced;
There's all sorts of game, my boys,
Besides the buck and doe,
We can enjoy good sport
On the pleasant Ohio.

Chorus

Verse 4

Come all you pretty maidens,
And spin us up some yarn,
To make us some blankets,
To keep ourselves warm;
For you can card and spin, my girls,
While we can reap and sow,
And you can lie down on the banks,
Of the pleasant Ohio.