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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Marvelous Music Monday - Western Kids TV Theme Songs - November 12, 2012

Time to visit the old west, when television was best.
No foul language, no scantily dressed people.  Just good clean entertainment at its best.

I loved watching these shows when I was young.
They are still great!

Theme from "The Lone Ranger"
"The Lone Ranger" was on television between 1949 and 1957, but began much earlier on radio in 1933.  It starred Clayton Moore as that masked ex-ranger, and Jay Silverheels as his faithful companion, Tonto.  Together they fought injustice in the American old west.  The theme song is part of the William Tell Overture.

Who will ever forget:
Tonto referring to the "Lone Ranger" as "Ke-mo sah-bee", which means "trusty scout" or "trusted friend."
"Hi Ho Sliver, Away!"
The silver bullet.
And, as they galloped off together, someone would ask, "Who was that masked man anyway?"
I'll tell you who they both were, iconic legends of American culture.

The theme to "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin"
"The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" ran from October 15, 1954 through August 28, 1959. It starred Lee Aaker as Rusty; James Brown as Lt. Rip Masters; Joe Sawyer as Sgt. Biff O'Hara; Rand Brooks as Cpl. Boone. Rusty was orphaned following a raid, after which he and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the Cavalry at Ft. Apache, Arizona. Rin Tin Tin's trainer was Lee Duncan.  Check out the official Rin Tin Tin website here.

The theme to "The Rifleman"
The Rifleman is a great western story starring Chuck Conners as Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark.  This series was one of the first to show a widower raising a child alone.  Its setting was in North Folk, New Mexico Territory in the 1880s.  It aired from 1958 to 1963.


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