Tim O’Brien: ‘The Buffalo Skinners’

This song first appeared in John Lomax’s Cowboy Songs, and Other Frontier Ballads in 1918; I think Woody Guthrie may have been the first to record it. Tim O’Brien’s version, though, is my favourite; you can find a recording of it on his 2005 CD ‘Fiddler’s Green’.


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Tim Chesterton

Family man; pastor of St. Margaret's Anglican Church on Ellerslie Road, Edmonton; storyteller; traditional folk musician and occasional songwriter. Email me at timchesterton at outlook dot com.

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