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The Bonanza Song (The forgotten ACTUAL Bonanza lyrics, and other utterly unknown and lost TV tunes)
NBC ^ | June 07, 2009 | CarrieOK4059

Posted on 11/20/2009 5:45:08 AM PST by tlb

I can't believe the Cartwrights sang sooo badly in this!!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: obscure; oldies; television; tvthemes
Mostly stuff nobody has ever heard of outside of television trivia geeks.

Bonanza song used one time only and then swept under the carpet with new lyrics written as the Cartwrights become bland and wimpy.

also

Branded theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV-7D4io1Rs

Jim Bowie Opening Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxJ0_DW9mCc

26 Men Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWE_Z6-TRi4

Weren't all front line duty Foreign Legion regiments issued a ten year old American boy?

Captain Gallant Of The Foreign Legion Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgojmlV3fPc

end theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyNqVOZT6TI&feature=related

Cannonball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umvbqPUMoKg

Tales of the Texas Rangers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC22HZ1-d8Y&feature=related

Steve Canyon TV Series Restoration/Project UFO Promos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wnmXpTHV8c

Nichols (1971, Opening)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY6OFyHmeWs&feature=PlayList&p=DB6B6A857336CCC3&index=40

Bret Maverick (extended theme song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzeIopdYLo4&feature=PlayList&p=B828B66CAA9CD70F&index=13

UFO - TV Series - Opening Sequence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TQUdcYk82U&feature=PlayList&p=906A25E5A1F3B556&index=2

Another show from the producer of UFO. Nice clip but the acting was a bit wooden.

Fireball XL5 - Intro & Credits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASvBTqfTrzA&feature=PlayList&p=5CACF2B8F324C394&index=22

Supercar series one title sequence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQnO2h-ATaQ&feature=PlayList&p=BF54BEA6D21248E3&index=119

Saving the best for last. Hilarious if you catch the meaning of the line in the song.

King of Diamonds Theme Song & Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3FO7atHl48

1 posted on 11/20/2009 5:45:09 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

PING FOR LATER


2 posted on 11/20/2009 5:47:58 AM PST by NCBraveheart (I think therefore I am Libertarian)
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To: tlb

Try this!

http://www.televisiontunes.com/


3 posted on 11/20/2009 5:49:04 AM PST by catman67
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To: catman67

Life is the best when you’re living in the West, BONANZA!
If somebody messed with anyone of us
Somebody messed with me!

I remember it. It hurts.


4 posted on 11/20/2009 5:56:57 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tlb

I always liked the theme song for “Branded”


5 posted on 11/20/2009 5:59:42 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: tlb

You don’t s’pose this is why the gals always died a’fore the boys could git hitched, do ya?


6 posted on 11/20/2009 6:02:47 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: NMEwithin

“Stranded! Stranded on a toilet bowl. What do you do when you’re Stranded, and there’s nothing on the roll?”


7 posted on 11/20/2009 6:06:16 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: All

bump


8 posted on 11/20/2009 6:08:17 AM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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To: NMEwithin

Branded? What do you get when your branded?


9 posted on 11/20/2009 6:10:48 AM PST by LoveUSA (When you find yourself hopelessly naked in front of the world, you might as well dance.)
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To: tlb

Thanks. Seems they veered into a more sophisticated universe as the show developed.


10 posted on 11/20/2009 6:11:03 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: NMEwithin
OOOOOPS!

Branded! What do you do when you're branded?

11 posted on 11/20/2009 6:14:11 AM PST by LoveUSA (When you find yourself hopelessly naked in front of the world, you might as well dance.)
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To: tlb

I think I was the only person who actually liked “Nichols”.


12 posted on 11/20/2009 6:17:02 AM PST by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: tlb

bump


13 posted on 11/20/2009 6:18:11 AM PST by mel
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To: tlb

damn Hoss was big somebeach on that horse...

what a glorious time it was to grow up then...nowadays it just plain sux

Lorne Greene could actually sing fairly well


14 posted on 11/20/2009 6:21:02 AM PST by wardaddy (The movie Valkyrie was excellent...I was surprised. What a cast.)
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To: tlb

The lyrics for the Andy Griffith Show are pretty good.

“I’m gonna take down my fishin pole and go off to the fishin hole...”

Somewhere on line is a audio file of Andy Griffith singing it.


15 posted on 11/20/2009 6:21:33 AM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: tlb

The Rawhide theme was very cool.


16 posted on 11/20/2009 6:26:58 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus)
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To: tlb

I still find myself whistling the theme to My Three Sons and remembering that sneaker hanging over the edge of the curb.


17 posted on 11/20/2009 6:29:44 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: tlb

The Johnny Quest theme was awesome! Not a song though, just instrumental.


18 posted on 11/20/2009 6:35:52 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: tlb

That was fun.


19 posted on 11/20/2009 6:36:35 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: tlb

bump


20 posted on 11/20/2009 6:36:38 AM PST by mel
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To: tlb

bump


21 posted on 11/20/2009 6:37:35 AM PST by mel
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To: wardaddy
Ballad of Paladin - Have Gun Will Travel
22 posted on 11/20/2009 6:38:43 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: tlb

For those who cannot stand the pain...

Bonanza Lyrics and Theme
Bonanza - the version used

We chased lady luck, ‘til we finally struck Bonanza.
With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope, planted a family tree. We got hold of a pot of gold, Bonanza.
With a horse and a saddle, and a range full of cattle, how rich can a fellow be?

On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim.
Here in the West, we’re livin’ the best, Bonanza, if anyone fights any one of us, he’s go a fight with me, Bonanza.

Hoss and Joe and Adam know every rock and pine, no one works, fights, or eats, like those boys of mine. Here we stand in the middle of a grand Bonanza.
With a gun and a rope and a hatful of hope, we planted our family tree, we got hold of a potful of gold, Bonanza.

With a houseful of friends where the rainbow ends, how rich can a fellow be?
On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim. Here in the west we’re livin’ the best Bonanza.

With the friendliest, fightingist, loving band, that ever set foot in the promised land, and we’re happier than them all.
That’s why we call it Bonanza...Bonanza...Bonanza...

Lyrics written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

Yes, there are two versions of the famous Bonanza theme song. The first gem was filmed for the pilot episode “A Rose For Lotta”. Thankfully, NBC executives nixed it before the episode aired, otherwise the Cartwrights would have been a one-evening wonder!

The Ill-Fated Bonanza Lyrics For The Pilot

(Little Joe solo) I’ve got a flair for women everywhere-—Bonanza!
(Hoss solo) Bonanza! (Barks and howls)
(All three) I’m not afraid of any pretty maid—Bonanza! Bonanza!
But when I give a kiss to any little miss, She’ll learn a lot from me

(Ben solo) I’m not afraid of any pretty maid—Bonanza!
(All three) Bonanza!
When I give a kiss to any little miss
She’ll learn a lot from me
Hair of brown, hair of gold
I’ll take what I see

We’re not a one to saddle up and run—Bonanza! Bonanza!
Anyone of us who starts a little fuss
Knows he can count on me
One for four, four for all
This we guarantee

We got a right to pick a little fight—Bonanza! Bonanza!
If anyone fights any one of us
He’s gotta fight with me!

http://ponderosascenery.homestead.com/lyrics.html

Still, it takes the pain of watching and listening to fully appreciate how awful the pilot version was!


23 posted on 11/20/2009 6:39:40 AM PST by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: paulycy
"The Johnny Quest theme was awesome! Not a song though, just instrumental."

I finally broke down and bought the DVD set for the old Johnny Quest series. Man, did that bring back memories ... and, boy, do I feel old.

24 posted on 11/20/2009 6:39:46 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: BlueLancer
I finally broke down and bought the DVD set for the old Johnny Quest series. Man, did that bring back memories ... and, boy, do I feel old.

I'm right there with ya, FRiend! Maybe I'll get the DVDs too.

25 posted on 11/20/2009 6:43:34 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: BlueLancer

26 posted on 11/20/2009 6:47:36 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: LoveUSA

Scorned as a man who ran...the next line I think


27 posted on 11/20/2009 7:07:00 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: tlb

The Al Caiola arrangement of The Magnificent Seven was quite adequate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5a4LB6hBNA


28 posted on 11/20/2009 7:24:17 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

>>>The Al Caiola arrangement of The Magnificent Seven was quite adequate.

True enough but like the Andy Griffith theme, not really lost or forgotten. The Magnificent Seven will run several times a year. Steve Canyon hasn’t been seen Ike was president.


29 posted on 11/20/2009 7:47:31 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

Never saw the show. As a kid, we could only pick up the CBS affiliate and then later the ABC station. Only the rich folks on our street had antennas with a rotator and tall mast.

The internet will see much of this stuff brought back to life.

How about that narrator!!! Very familiar voice, but can’t place him.

But I can’t get enough of the original Maverick theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrsDT02OcE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti39T-Wi3Dc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_DQC3iaWbg&feature=related


30 posted on 11/20/2009 8:00:54 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: wardaddy

Always liked how Hoss came out swinging when he and Lil’ Joe found trouble in town. I remember a show when a professional pugilist from S.F. came to town and picked a fight with Hoss.


31 posted on 11/20/2009 8:24:20 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: BlueLancer

“I finally broke down and bought the DVD set for the old Johnny Quest series. Man, did that bring back memories ... and, boy, do I feel old.”

I was gonna marry Race Bannon when I grew up...


32 posted on 11/20/2009 1:34:05 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: abb

>>>How about that narrator!!! Very familiar voice, but can’t place him.

I listened to the Steve Canyon clip again and yes, very familiar voice. I believed I recognized it as the narrator for the Gene Barry “War of the Worlds”. Checking IMDB they confirm Paul Frees as the narrator in both. I recall him appearing as a reporter speaking into a tape recorder in War of the Worlds, and he is a rather short guy. The voice is at least two feet taller then he is.

Project U.F.O. (1959) TV episode (voice) .... Narrator

Loads of credits, many voice only

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0293659/


33 posted on 11/21/2009 3:09:30 AM PST by tlb
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To: massgopguy

To prove you’re a man you must wipe with your hand.


34 posted on 11/21/2009 3:19:59 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: tlb

That’s him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQM7NOzVMu0&feature=related
The Paul Frees Demo Reel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iljrlLoiANg&feature=PlayList&p=47C3A979748D9E9B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=33
Paul Frees - Complete Ghost Host Recording Session (1/3)


35 posted on 11/21/2009 3:45:24 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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