Can you match these lyrics to the correct Western theme song?

Sing along… it helps!

Classic television Westerns were not just great drama and adventure — they also had some wonderful sing-along tunes. Many came with jaunty ballads about the legend of the cowboys and lawmen of the show. Sometimes they played in the opening credits. Some series played these ditties over the closing credits.

If you grew up watching Westerns, they are branded on your brain.

We gathered some unique lyrics from Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s. See if you can match them to the correct shows. Remember — not every Western theme had lyrics.

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  1. "My heart's a calculatin', my true love will be waitin'…"
  2. Johnny Cash sang, "He roamed through the west… He wandered alone…"
  3. "Gamblin' is his game. Smooth as the handle on a gun…"
  4. The star sang, "Happy trails to you, until we meet again…"
  5. "Brave, courageous and bold. Long live his fame and long live his glory…"
  6. "He wore a cane and derby hat…"
  7. "A knight without armor in a savage land…"
  8. "When you hear the tootin' of the whistle, it's _______ at the throttle of the Cannonball Express…"
  9. "A joggin' along with a heart full of song, and a rifle and a volume of the law…"
  10. "There was a gun that won the west. There was a man among the best. The fastest gun or man alive…"
  11. "Worn down around the old panhandle, Texas is where he grew to fame. There ain't a horse that he can't handle, that's how he got his name…"

Can you match these lyrics to the correct Western theme song?

Your Result...

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EllisClevenger 5 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
You galloped right through that with ease!
mizpahboy 9 months ago
Longtime listener, first time caller.
gmail 10 months ago
Long time, never forget the great lyrics.
JQ 11 months ago
Ok, from now I will read my typing so I don't sound a like a 4 year old kid.
JQ 11 months ago
Folks, somebody tell me the ME Tv persons put the crummy answers to quiz???????? I said that last week about the old movie star photos. Where are they answers?
dethLSMO89 11 months ago
8 out of 11. Not bad 4 not watching westerns.
Cowgirl 12 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
You galloped right through that with ease!
MarleenDavis 12 months ago
10 of 11. Yikes. I must watch way too many westerns but I love them! I was hoping they would have the song from Hopalong Cassidy, that was my favorite as a young girl.
MrBill 12 months ago
8/11; only knew a few and guessed on the rest. I am not much of a western fan.
booster 12 months ago
11/11 I really like westerns.
Shatner1 12 months ago
9 out of 11. Never heard of colt 45.
KellyShort 12 months ago
You got 7 out of 11
lucky guesses
fda 12 months ago
Another super easy quiz. It would be great to see Colt .45 or Casey Jones on ME-TV.
SusanWilkinson 12 months ago
Don’t know The Rebel.
CarolKelley SusanWilkinson 12 months ago
It premiered in 1959 and ran for two seasons. Nick Adams played Johnny Yuma. He called the character a Reconstruction beatnik and apparently wanted Elvis to sing the theme song.
booster CarolKelley 12 months ago
The theme song was sung by Johnny Cash. A tragic end to Nick Adams life. He died of a drug overdose, at age 36, in 1968.
The Rebel, wish I could remember the Star, but the song was sung in my house constantly by my brother and myself. Johnny Yuma, was a rebel........ It was (obviously very catch for young kids)
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