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TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz

Blackcatter 30 Mar 04 - 02:56 AM
Geoff the Duck 30 Mar 04 - 03:34 AM
Nigel Parsons 30 Mar 04 - 05:42 AM
GUEST,Keith A of Hertford Panhandle 30 Mar 04 - 06:42 AM
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Nigel Parsons 30 Mar 04 - 10:27 AM
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Subject: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 02:56 AM

Hello all.

I don't think we've done something like this for a long time.

Here's the quiz. TV Westerns - a quote from the lyrics - what's the show? Be forewarned - some are difficult, including ones which never aired the actual lyrics to the themes. One is also part of a spoken intro. I'll post the answers later.


1. He's friend of the weak, And the poor and the meek.

2. He roamed the wilderness unafraid from Natchez to Rio Grande.

3. Soon we'll be living high and wide.

4. But his killin' turned him cold, he grew bitter, he grew bold.

5. Wherever you go, for the rest of your life you must prove you're a man.

6. The high-falutin'est, fastest shootin'est cowboy you ever saw.

7. Once you got his dander up, Ain't no one who's quicker on the draw.

8. My old Pappy always told me your fate is in your hands. Stand pat or draw - it's yours to choose.

9. And as he silently roved, where evil violently ploved.

10. He searched the land, this restless lad.

11. Better watch out for these man-eating jackrabbits and that killer cacti.

12. The wagon wheels you used to feel, will sing their song no more!

13. Anyone of us who starts a little fuss knows he can count on me.

14. Way out there on the Triple R, Yippee yay, yippee yo, The horses are the best by far.

15. The wind that blows, that comes and goes, has been your only home.

16. Where Indian fights are colorful sights & nobody takes a lickin'.

17. Who cares about the clouds when we're together?

18. If your past has run afoul the law, It's a handy place to be, but your future's just a good as your draw.

19. Had ruffles at his wrists, brocade and silver buckles and iron in his fists.

20. Well, he heard about Houston and Austin and so, to the Texas plains, he just had to go.

21. Like a streak of lightnin' flashing 'cross the sky, like the swiftest arrow whizzing from a bow.

22. Most call him gunman and killer. He's my son, who I hardly knew.

23. We are staying, here forever in the beauty of this place all alone.

24. There are campfire legends that the trailmen spin of the man with the gun.

25. Who lived to ride again and fight for the rights and the liberty of all.

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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 03:34 AM

21 - Champion the wonder horse.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 05:42 AM

3, Rawhide
6, Ragtime Cowboy Joe (Alvin & the Chipmunks)
8, The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
16, F Troop


Nigel


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: GUEST,Keith A of Hertford Panhandle
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 06:42 AM

5 Branded
6 4 Feather Falls

15 Cheyenne

21Champ the Wonder Horse


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: GUEST,Keith A
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 06:45 AM

13 Bonanza

I withdraw 6 Four Feather Falls. Similar lyric


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Snuffy
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 07:55 AM

20 Davy Crockett


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: The O'Meara
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 09:12 AM

3-rawhide
7-Sugarfoot
9-Lawman
10-The Rebel
12-Death Valley Days
15-Cheyenne
18-Tombstone Territory
19-Yancey Derringer
20-Davy Crockett
21-Champion(Gene Autry)
22-Will sonnet
24-Paladin

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:27 AM

I also withdraw No6. I only got as far as "High falutin'" and my mind did an "Auto-complete" to give me different lyrics

I was thinking "High falutin, rootin' tootin' son-of-a-gun from Arizona, Rag Time Cowboy Joe"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Lighter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:47 AM

2. Jim Bowie
3. Rawhide
5. Branded
9. Lawman
10. The Rebel (Johnny Yuma)
15. Cheyenne
18. Tombstone Territory
19. Yancey Derringer
20. Walt Disney's Davy Crockett

Counterquiz:

1.Fill in: "This is the story of ----- -----, who rode the ---- ----."

2. The theme of "Tales of Texas Rangers" went to what tune?

3. "Wild as a wind in Oregon, blowin' up a canyon - easier to tame."

4. "His peer was never known. The fastest gun in all the West, the quickest ever known."

5. Born in the old Panhandle country, Texas is where he grew to fame."

6. "He cleaned up the country, the old Wild West country, he made law and order prevail."

7. "There was a gun that won the West, there was a man among the best."

8. "Now in the legend of the West, one name stands out of all the rest."

9. Who "made 'em do what they oughter, 'cause if they didn't they died"?

10. "The fox so cunning and free-ee."

Xtra Credit
Fill in: "And the legend was that, like el gato, the cat, nine lives had ---- ----."


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: okthen
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 11:26 AM

5 Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Lane.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: SueB
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 11:37 AM

17 is Happy Trails, written by Dale Evans, so whatever this was it involved Roy Rogers and Trigger.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 11:46 AM

Here's what you've got so far:

        2. Adventures of Jim Bowie
        3. Rawhide
4.
        5. Branded
6.
        7. Sugarfoot
8.
        9. The Lawman
        10. The Rebel
11.
12.
        13. Bonanza
14.
        15. Cheyenne
        16. F-Troop
        17. Roy Rogers Show
        18. Tombstone Territory
        19. Yancy Derringer
        20. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
        21. Champion The Wonder Horse
        22. The Guns of Will Sonnet
23.
        24. Have gun will travel
25.

Pretty good so far. There's a cartoon western and 2 other's are children-orient shows. 2 more aren't the typical shoot-em-up westerns.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Cool Beans
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 01:27 PM

11. "Hey, Dude!" My kids' favorite show when they were little!
14. "Spin and Marty" Another kids' show.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 01:39 PM

Very good Cool Beans.

That's two more.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Cool Beans
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 03:04 PM

6. Quick Draw McGraw

This is a great quiz, Blackcatter. You could sell it to a magazine.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 04:14 PM

9 of the counter-quiz is Texas John Slaughter


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: GUEST,Crystal
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 04:24 PM

6 is Quick Draw McGraw!
Is 4 feather Falls amoung these? I should know, but I can't remember any of the lyrics!


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 04:34 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, Blackcatter, but I'm thinking #25 was the story of a man who had a rope mark on his neck.

3 of the counter quiz is Maverick
6 is Bat Masterson, I believe
10 might be stretching the Westerns idea a bit if I am right. I think it might be from the show about Mosby's Raiders; but I don't think it went by that name.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Cool Beans
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 04:42 PM

Number 10 of the counter quiz is "Zorro." Not a stretch at all.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: DonMeixner
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 04:56 PM

Mosby's Rangers was "The Gray Ghost"


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: DonMeixner
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 05:04 PM

In the counter quiz.

Tales of Texas Rangers was "The Eyes of Texas" I believe. Isn't #6 Wyatt Earp.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 05:11 PM

Yeah, Don. Now that you mention it I can hear #6 more clearly in what is left of my brain.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 06:55 PM

Here's what you got right so far:

No 4 feather Falls lyrics on the list. I didn't even knowq of the show until it was mentioned here. Found the lyrics and I'll put them on my site soon.

1.
        2. Adventures of Jim Bowie
        3. Rawhide
4.
        5. Branded
        6. Quick Draw McGraw
        7. Sugarfoot
8.
        9. The Lawman
        10. The Rebel
        11. Hey Dude!
12.
        13. Bonanza
        14. The Adventures of Spin & Marty
        15. Cheyenne
        16. F-Troop
        17. Roy Rogers Show
        18. Tombstone Territory
        19. Yancy Derringer
        20. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
        21. Champion The Wonder Horse
        22. The Guns of Will Sonnet
23.
        24. Have gun will travel
25.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Lighter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 08:11 PM

Good work so far on the counterquiz! You've got

2. "The Eyes of Texas" ("I've Been Workin' on the Railroad")

3. Maverick

5. Bronco

6. Wyatt Earp

9. Texas John Slaughter

10. Zorro

Here's another one (not strictly a "western" but had old-timey guys ridin' and shootin' in America): "----- ----, ----- ----, tail on his hat, Nobody knows where the ------ ----- at."

Did "The Gray Ghost" have a song? I can't remember one.

Hard to believe neither one of us thought of this one earlier:

"An eye like an eagle and as tall as a mighty oak tree."


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: RangerSteve
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 08:29 PM

The first answer of the counter quiz is "This is the story of 26 men, who roamed the Arizona Territory" 26 Men is the name of the show.

The extra credit answer is El Fago Baca. I probably spelled that wrong.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Lighter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 08:33 PM

Right on, Ranger Steve! "Elfego" is the way I remember it. And "26 Men" is right too.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: M.Ted
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 08:45 PM

Lighter's new one is "Swamp Fox"--"and ends up "Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox ridin' in the Glen, He runs away to fight again."


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 09:47 PM

Disney had a show within it's regular Sunday show called "Willie and the Yank, but also known as Mosby's Maurauder's.

That show was different from The Grey Ghost

Willie and the Yank did had lyrics:

Both Reb and Yankee Strangers,
They Called us Mosby's Rangers
North and South they know our fame
Grey Ghost is what they called me
John Mosby is my name.


The Grey Ghost had a voice-over:

"We took our men from Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia; from the mountains and the backwoods and the plains. We put them under orders — guerrilla fighting orders, and what we lacked in numbers, we made up in speed and brains. Both Rebs and Yankee strangers, they called us 'Mosby's Rangers.' Both North and South they knew our fame. Gray Ghost is what they called me; John Mosby is my name."


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:27 PM

Googling revealed that "26 Men" is the source for # 25; but I sure never heard of it.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:34 PM

12 is Gunsmoke


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:46 PM

Allan - did you google my site - Blackcatter's World of TV Theme Lyrics?

You're right on both counts.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:48 PM

23 is "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams"
#1 is the same as # 10 of the counter quiz, "Zorro".
# 4 is "Jesse James"


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:57 PM

Is that cheating? We've already exhausted what is left of my memory!

#4 is the same as #3 of the counter quiz, "Maverick". I don't think I ever heard those last couple of verses before. Were those sung as scene transitions rather than at the start and finish of the show?


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 11:08 PM

"Johnny Ringo" is # 4 of the counter quiz
# 8 of that quiz is the one for "Bat Masterson" that I messed up on earlier.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 11:22 PM

I barely remember seeing "Colt .45" when it aired. I think that would be #7.

Since I appear to have filled in the last of them, I'll add one:

"Some set pine trees in the air"


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 11:26 PM

On my quiz it's the remake of Maverick from 1981. Theme sung by James Garner in the series that lasted only 1 year - though it was pretty good.

And no - it's not cheating cause there's no rules, but it's fun to rely on memory.

take care.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Lighter
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 08:28 AM

The counterquiz is declared solved.

"Some set pine trees in the air"??????????????


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 09:01 AM

Just one in this Quiz:

"....He conquered fear, and he conquered hate,
He turned dark night into day.....


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Blackcatter
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 10:40 AM

CrazyEddie - that's just a load of B.S.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 01:17 PM

Lighter, yep. Western theme song.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Lighter
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 04:34 PM

"Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...."

I'm stumped. I'd take a SWAG at "Tomahawk," tales of French-Canadian trapper Pierre Radisson, but I don't think it had a theme song. Only mention it now because it was so long ago I may have dreamed it.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 12:10 AM

One of the stars later was part of a crime fighting duo, a spoof of which will be released soon, if not already.


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: GUEST,Lonesome Keith A o Hertford
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 02:11 AM

Cisco Kid?


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: GMT
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 02:42 AM

F-Troop, wow thanks for the memory. (Now if I could only get my map folded and this bloomin' sabre out of this beam.)

Good one Blackcatter a real trip down memory lane, although I'm not sure all of them made it this side of the water.

Gary


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: dianavan
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 03:01 AM

#12 - Wagon Train


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Subject: RE: TV Westerns Theme Lyric Quiz
From: Allan C.
Date: 02 Apr 04 - 04:46 AM

"One of the stars later was part of a crime fighting duo"

Starsky & Hutch


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