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The original "Buffalo Gals"

Posted by R. Berg on November 06, 2002

In Reply to: Re: There's nothing new under the sun posted by TheFallen on November 05, 2002

: : : : "Two Trailer park girls go around the outside"

: : : I believe I know the answer (God help me). It probably refers to a sexual practice. But doesn't everything.

: : And I think you mean Eminem.

: The Eminem lyric is a reworking of a Malcolm McLaren single - yes, he of the Sex Pistols fame - from the early 80's called "Buffalo Gals", which features the acutely insightful lines:-

: "Three buffalo gals go 'round the outside
: 'Round the outside
: 'Round the outside
: Three buffalo gals go 'round the outside
: And do-si-do your partner..."

: It was an appalling song from memory, trying as it did to combine proto-hiphop with country, but I'll bet the Eminem version is no better. However, I think ESC's suspicions of carnality are a tad misfounded here though, with square-dancing being the original theme.

: As a typical idle side note, what is it with buffalo and 80's music? I quite distinctly remember Neneh Cherry alleging that she hung "in a buffalo stance" in a far more catchy song from roughly the same era. I have no clue what this means either, but it sounds a heap more risqué to me - though quite possibly because Ms. Cherry was a tad more visually pleasing than Mr. McLaren.

Don't know about '80s music; I stopped following pop music when the Beatles broke up. But the song "Buffalo Gals" is much older. Link below or http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/buffalogals.htm