Buffalo Bill’s defunct – medium voice

medium voice, piano

From the theatrical and humorous song cycle, “Cowboy songs”, on texts by e e cummings.

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Program Note

“Buffalo Bill’s defunct” is the final movement of the six-movement song cycle “Cowboy Songs”, on texts by e e cummings. Individual movements may be performed separately.

Text

Buffalo Bill ‘s
defunct
                     who used to
                     ride a watersmooth-silver
                                                            stallion
and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat

 

                                                                                                                        Jesus
he was a handsome man
                                                            and what i want to know is
how do you like your blueeyed boy
Mister Death

Text by e e cummings

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