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A Four Legged Friend

 

 

A Four Legged Friend

Release Date:1952

Performed by Roy Rogers in Bob Hope’s movie “Son of Paleface

A four-legged friend, a four-legged friend

He’ll never let you down

He’s honest and faithful right up to the end

That wonderful one-two-three-four-legged friend

A woman’s like cactus and cactus can hurt

‘Cause she’s just a tight-waisted wiggy eyed flirt

She’ll soon have your land and your pride and your gold

And bury you deep long before you grow old

A four-legged friend, a four-legged friend,

He’ll never let you down

He’s honest and faithful right up to the end

That wonderful one-two-three-four-legged friend

A two-legged hombre is worthless as sand

He’ll smile like a saint with a gun in his hand

He’ll promise to stick by your side like a pal

But he’ll also promise the same to your gal

A four-legged friend, a four-legged friend

He’ll never let you down

He’s honest and faithful right up to the end

That wonderful one-two-three-four-legged friend

Who carries your burden? Who carries your load?

On tumbleweed land or a long dusty road

Who asks you  no questions?

Who tells you no lies?

That four-legged friend with the two honest eyes

A four legged friend , a four-legged friend

He’ll never let you down

He’s honest and faithful right up to the end

That wonderful one-two -three-four legged friend

That wonderful one-two-three-four-legged friend

 

Sing a Little Song About Anything

This song is a duet between Roy and Smiley Burnette in Roy Rogers movie

Billy the kid Returns. In the movie, Roy is mistaken for his look-alike outlaw,

Billy the Kid. He is arrested and denies being Billy the Kid. He tells the authorities

that he is just looking for a music job. Since Billy the Kid can’t play or sing a note

Roy sings this song to prove he’s who he claims.

 

Sing a Little Song About Anything

Sing a little song about anything

“I wonder why he feels so happy?”

Words should rhyme but whose got time?

Just sing a little song about anything

“I wonder why he feels so happy?”

I know lots of things worth knowing

“But you won’t have a need of an education where you’re a goin”

I am haunted

“You mean wanted”

Sing a little song about anything

I wonder why I feel so happy?

“What do you think of a crazy gink who feels so cheerful?

Is he a guy who  never cries ,’oh how fearful’?”

Sing a little song about anything

I wonder why I feel so happy?

“Do you suppose the fella knows the meaning of worry?

One that never feels the blue or in a hurry.”

Sing a little song about anything

“I wonder why I feel so happy?”

I know lots of things worth knowing

“But you won’t have a need of an education where you’re a going”

I’ll be singing

“You mean swinging”

Sing a little song about anything

I wonder why I feel so happy?

Rainbow Over Texas

Artists: Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan,The Sons of the Pioneers and Dale Evans in Roy Roger’s movie “Rainbow over Texas”

By: Jack Elliot

  Rainbow Over Texas

There’s a rainbow over Texas

There’s a sunbeam peeking from behind each cloud

A prairie breeze seems to say out loud

Good Morning to you

There’s a rainbow over Texas

With the sagebrush singing out the way it should

You can’t help feeling just downright good

Good Morning to You

There’s a bluebird high in the branches

Serenadin’ his lady fair

And you know for certain all the dogies are a  flirtin’

Just because there’s spring in the air

There’s a rainbow over Texas

See the skies are clearing and I’m here to say

It’s gonna’ be just a real nice day

Good Morning to You

There’s  a bluebird high in the branches

Serenadin’ his lady fair.

And you know for certain all the dogies are a flirtin’

Just because there’s spring in the air

There’s a rainbow over Texas

With the country side awake and feelin’ great

Everything’s first rate in the lone star state

Good Morning to You

GOOD MORNING TO YOU!

Listen to Roy Rogers sing “Rainbow  Over Texas” here: at  28:30

                                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55D-7p-4nk

Way Out There

Artists: The Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, Pete Seeger, Marty Robbins

By: Bob Nolan

       Way Out There

(Trio yodel that sounds like a train whistle)

A lonely spot I know where no man will go

where the shadows have all the room.

I was ridin’ free on the old S.P. , humming a southern tune

when a man came along , made me hush my song

kicked me off away out there.

(Trio Yodel)

So I threw down my load in the desert road

rested my weary legs.

I watching the sinking sun make the tall shadows run

Our across that barren plain

Then I hummed a tune to the rising moon

He gets lonesome way out there

(Trio Yodel)

So I closed my eyes to the starlit skies

and I lost myself in dreams

I dreamed the desert land was a milk and honey land

Then I woke up with a start.

There’s a train coming back on that one way track

Gonna take me ‘way from here.

As she was passing by, I caught her on the fly

I climbed in an open door

Then I turned around to that desert ground

Saw the spot I will see no more

As I was riding away I heard the pale moon say

“Farewell, pal, it sure gets lonesome here”

(Trio Yodel)

As she pulled out of sight, I turned to my right

the left and everywhere

but all I could see was a cactus tree

And a prairie dog playing there

Saw the prairie dog feed on the tumbling weed

That’s his home ‘way out there

Listen to The Sons of the Pioneers sing “Way Out There”  ( Note: a few verses are omitted)

Don’t Fence Me In

By: Cole Porter and Robert Fletcher

Artists: Roy Rogers, The Sons of the Pioneers, Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters, Willie Nelson

The Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan

  Don’ t Fence Me In 

Wild cat Kelly, looking mighty pale

was standing by the sheriff’s side

and when that sheriff said,

I’m sending you to jail

wild cat raised his head and cried.

Oh give me land, lots of land under starry skies above.

Don’t fence me In

Let me ride through the wide open country that I love

Don’t fence me in.

Let me be by myself in the evening breeze

And listen to the murmur of the cotton wood trees.

Send me off forever but I ask you please

Don’t fence me in

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle

underneath the western skies

On my cayuse , let me wander over yonder til I see the mountain rise.

I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences.

Gaze at the moon until I lose my senses,

I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences,

Don’t fence me in.

Ghost Riders in the Sky

Written by: Stan Jones

Artists: Roy Rogers ,The Outlaws, The Sons of the Pioneers, Riders in the Sky, Johnny Cash

                Ghost Riders in the Sky              

An old cowpoke went riding out one dark and windy day,

Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way,

when all at once a mighty hear of red-eyed cows he saw.

A plowin’ through the ragged sky and up  a cloudy draw.

*(CHORUS)

 Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel,

          their horns wuz black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel.

A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky.

For he saw the riders comin’ hard and he heard their mournful cry.

(CHORUS)

Their faces gaunt their eyes were blurred  and shirts all soaked with sweat.

Their riding hard to catch that herd but they ain’t caught them  yet,

‘Cause they’ve got to ride forever on that range up in the sky

On horses snorting fire, as they ride on hear them cry.

(Chorus)

The riders loped on by him, he heard one call his name,

“If you want to save your soul from hell a ridin’ on our range,

Then cowboy, change your ways today or with us you will ride

A’tryin’ to catch the devil’s herd, across these endless skies.”

Chours:

Yi –  pi –  yi –  ay——–

yi – pi – i   -yo  ——-

Ghost riders in the sky.——-

Listen to The Sons of the Pioneers sing “Ghost Riders in the Sky”: