Tenth Cavalry Regimental Song

“The Buffaloes”

The Regimental Song of the 10th Cavalry, c. 1885.

We’re fighting bulls of the Buffaloes,

Git a goin’ – git a goin’

From Kansas’ plains we’ll hunt our foes;

A trottin’ down the line.

Our range spreads west to Santa Fe

Git a goin’ – git a goin’.

From Dakota down the Mexican way;

A trottin’ down the line.

Goin’ to drill all day

Goin’ to drill all night,

We got our money on the buffaloes,

Somebody bet on the fight.

Pack up your saddle and make it light.

Git a rollin’ – git a rollin’.

You are training fast for a hard fight;

A rollin’ down the line.

Untie your horse and boot and gun,

Git a goin’ – git a goin’.

Shake out your feet or you’ll miss the fun,

A rollin’ down the line.

Goin’ to drill all day

Goin’ to drill all night,

We got our money on the buffaloes,

Somebody bet on the fight.

It’s Troops in line for the Buffaloes,

Git a movin’ – git a movin’.

Then Squadron mass when the bugle blows’

A movin’ into line.

Pull in your reins and sit your horse,

Git a movin’ – git a movin’.

If you can’t ride you’ll be a corpse;

A movin’ into line.

Goin’ to drill all day

Goin’ to drill all night,

We got our money on the buffaloes,

Somebody bet on the fight.


This photograph shows a group of Buffalo Soldiers on horseback in the snow.

2013.35.4, Courtesy of The National Archives