WON'T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT?
". . . and dance by the light of the moon."
Each holiday season, it's hard to miss
the annual rerun of Frank Capra's 1946 classic film
"It's A Wonderful Life" . . .
and that famous "George lassos the moon" scene,
where Jimmy Stewart sings "Buffalo Gal"
to Donna Reed.
By the 1940's, this song was a popular
tune in most American saloons and theaters.
It was written and performed by John Hodges
in 1844, who was an early "black face" singer
who performed as Cool White.
Are you hummin' yet?