E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Buffalo Bill’s Defunct
E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
from Tulips and Chimneys, published 1923
Song setting by Winfield Shaw Clark
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
Download: Sheet music (28K pdf) :: Buffalo Bill’s Defunct.mp3 (1M)

This poem is now in the public domain. Song setting © 2004 Winfield Clark, all rights reserved. The music score for high voice and piano and the mp3 may be downloaded without charge. Permission for not-for-profit performance of this song is freely given. I’d like to hear from you if you use the song. – Winfield Shaw Clark wsc@winfieldclark.com

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