ACT 1 - 02 - Song - Chief Buffalo and Chorus

  Chief Barking Buffalo is pleased that their costumes were so frightening, the Cavalry surrended immediately without any of them having to lift a finger. He also confides to Rocking Fox that he has just concocted a tradition that a member of the losing side must marry the daughter of the leader of the winning side to assure lasting peace. This, he knows, will not only rid the tribe of his elderly and meddlesome daughter, Gushing Fountain, but punish the Cavalry for their intrusive behavior.

Chief:

There was a time, not long ago,
When life was calm and change was slow.
Then from the sea came other kinds
With new ideas and restless minds.
We had no need for company
But still we cried from courtesy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!

Braves:

Hurrah! Hurrah!
We cried Hurrah! Hip! Hip! hurrah!
We jumped and sang and cheered for, ah,
We had no need for any guest
But kept our manners at their best.

Chief:

But happy times will soon return.
We'll stave them off with measures, stern.
We force the rude intruders back
To learn the etiquette they lack.
And though we've lost our company
We still will cry from ecstasy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!

Braves:

Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll cry Hurrah! Hip! Hip! hurrah!
We'll jump and sing and cheer for, ah,
We have no need for any guest
Whose manners are a patience test.