Title: Buffalo Bill's Riders

Periodical: The World

Date: March 16, 1890

Author: Massett, Stephen C.

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Buffalo Bill's Riders.

Hurrah for Buffalo Bill and his band!
 For they've captured the seven-hill'd city,
And his cowboys have made Rome howl with delight,
 And his braves carol the war-whoop ditty.
For the wild Roman horses, that no one could tame
 Or ride, as a matter of fact,
In their hands are subdued from foot to mane—
 Thanks to the Western boys' courage and tact.

For the dukes, lords and ladies of high deree,
The Pope, Cardinals, Bishops—all, all come to see
The Wild West Show of Buffalo Bill.
His cowboy daring and wonderful skill.

For no one in Rome, whether absent or present,
From the highest in the land to the lowliest peasant,
 Their wild horses could tame or ride or astride,
Until Buffalo Bill's boys dashing along came,
Putting at once all other horsemen to shame
And, with the breezy coolness of the Western slope,
Tamed them at once, right in sight of the Pope!

Then hurrah for Buffalo Bill and his boys!
For the wild horses of Rome to them are but toys!
Ah! the cowboys of the West know nothing of fear,
And the welkin will ring with cheer upon cheer
When they return once again to "Home, Sweet, Home."
And tell of their wonderful "Ride in Rome!"

Title: Buffalo Bill's Riders

Periodical: The World

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, MS6.3777.042.04 (Rome)

Date: March 16, 1890

Author: Massett, Stephen C.

Keywords: American Indians Catholic Church Cowboys Indians of North America Nobility--Italy Poetry Wild horses

People: Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903 Massett, Stephen C.

Place: Rome (Italy)

Sponsor: This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine W. & Robert J. Dellenback Foundation.

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