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Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns

prthdone@hotmail.com 08 Aug 99 - 11:32 PM
DonMeixner 08 Aug 99 - 11:42 PM
Jim Dixon 06 May 09 - 11:39 AM
Allan C. 06 May 09 - 07:29 PM
JJ 07 May 09 - 08:38 AM
Alicia 01 Jul 09 - 11:30 PM
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Alicia 01 Jul 09 - 11:49 PM
GUEST,Paul 09 Jul 09 - 11:49 PM
JJ 10 Jul 09 - 06:16 AM
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Jim Dixon 14 Jul 09 - 01:04 AM
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Subject: Song in a movie
From: prthdone@hotmail.com
Date: 08 Aug 99 - 11:32 PM

These lyrics were from a song in a movie. Andys on the move Andy won't rest Andy Bernet is traveling west] Any information about the song or movie would be greatly appreciated. Thanks prthdone(parotthead one)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyric of a song'Andy Bernet is trave
From: DonMeixner
Date: 08 Aug 99 - 11:42 PM

Andy Burnett was a real mountain man, The song is from a Disney film in the late 50's early 60's. About the same time as "Elfago Bacca" and "Texas John Slaughter" were released. Very funny scene in the film where the rest of the mountainmen explain the many uses of Buffalo chips to Andy.

Burnett was reputed to have inherited Dan'l Boone's rifle. Don't know if it was true or not. But Disney would never stretch the truth.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 May 09 - 11:39 AM

From Wikipedia:

Books by Stewart Edward White (1873-1946):

The Long Rifle (1930)
Ranchero (1933)
Folded Hills (1932)
Stampede (1942)

These 4 books comprise "The Saga of Andy Burnett," which follows a young Pennsylvania farm boy who escapes his overbearing step father by running away to the West. He leaves with his grandmother's blessing and "The Boone Gun", the original Kentucky rifle carried by Daniel Boone. He soon encounters a mountain man, Joe Crane, who undertakes the mentoring of Andy in the ways of survival in the wild. The remainder of the saga follows Andy as he moves west ultimately settling in California which is the setting of the last three books. This series would be considered historical fiction since it incorporates actual events and characters from the time period in the narrative. The four stories were published as a posthumous volume, The Saga of Andy Burnett, in 1947. This was adapted into several episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney during 1957 and 1958, starring Jerome Courtland as Andy Burnett and Jeff (Mike Fink) Yorke as his friend and mentor Joe Crane. This series was in many ways a follow-up to Disney's much more successful Davy Crockett.


From IMDb.com:

Episodes of The Saga of Andy Burnett:

Andy's Initiation (2 October 1957)
Andy's First Chore (9 October 1957)
Andy's Love Affair (16 October 1957)
The Land of Enemies (26 February 1958)
White Man's Medicine (5 March 1958)
The Big Council (12 March 1958)

[However, IMDb.com has no information about songs for this series.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: Allan C.
Date: 06 May 09 - 07:29 PM

Gotta say that I truly enjoyed this series, both the first showing and one I caught three or four years ago on the TVLand station. Sure, AB's theme song was good enough; but there was another song in there somewhere that was twice as good. I did the research after the TVLand viewing but came up with zip except for the songwriter's name, which, I am sad to report, I can no longer recall. The songwriter was fairly well known for having written a few TV show themes and having collaborated on some rather ancient songs that wound up in movies. Sorry I can't be of more help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: JJ
Date: 07 May 09 - 08:38 AM

The way was long and the desert hot
And many knew fear, but he did not
Danger and dust and honest sweat
All part of the Saga of Andy Burnett

Andy made the trails, opened up the land
Andy gave America a mighty helpin' hand
Andy's on the move, Andy won't rest
Andy Burnett, he's a'travelin' West

That's all I can remember...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: Alicia
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 11:30 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: Alicia
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 11:41 PM

Let's try again.

I believe the other song in the series is "Ladies in the Sky". There's a YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZZXfnTWjVo that shows Fess Parker singing The Saga of Andy Burnett and Jerome Courtland singing Ladies In The Sky.

The lines in The Saga of Andy Burnett:
Andy made the trails, opened up the land
Andy gave America a mighty helpin' hand,
which I also remember, are not in the version that Fess Parker sings on that video.


Ladies In The Sky (Lyrics from my memory assisted by YouTube)

Blow the wind from the mountains
Ladies proud and high
Blow the wind from the mountains
Ladies in the sky
No lover ever had a sweeter dream
Than I remember by a mountain stream

Lost my heart to the mountains
There I want to roam
Goin' back to the mountains
Where I feel at home
I will be faithful until I die
I will always be faithful to those ladies in the sky


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SAGA OF ANDY BURNETT
From: Alicia
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 11:49 PM

Oh, and here's the lyrics I have to Andy Burnett, including the verse that JJ remembers. I have a feeling that the song wasn't sung exactly the same in every episode, but I could be wrong about that.

THE SAGA OF ANDY BURNETT

The times are gone that he once knew
Endless woods and the skies so blue
The trails no man had trod before
The wilderness at the cabin door

The urge to know where the rivers flow
The freedom to up and pack and go
Lucky for us a few men yet
Remember the saga of Andy Burnett

Chorus:
Andy laid the trail, he opened up the land
Andy gave America a mighty helpin' hand
Andy's on the move, Andy won't rest
Andy Burnett is a travellin' west

He won some friends and made his place
With mighty men of a mighty race
They took him in to teach him more
Of mountain life and mountain lore

The laws of trails and trappin' streams
The danger is not what danger seems
Lessons to learn and not forget
All part of the saga of Andy Burnett

(Chorus)

The way was long and the desert hot
And many knew fear, but he did not
Danger and dust and honest sweat
All part of the saga of Andy Burnett

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 11:49 PM

Was singing "Ladies in the sky" tonite, and hadn't heard that song since I was seven; over fifty years ago. I just wanted to thank all those that contributed...it brought back many memories and the mountains are indeed my first love. Waht great and simple words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: JJ
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 06:16 AM

Thanks for those lyrics, Alicia. I see that my memory made some transpositions over the fifty years since I first heard them, but hey, that's the folk process!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: Alicia
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 10:18 PM

Believe me, my memory of the lyrics could be equally faulty. I pretty much took the lyrics I posted from the YouTube video, adding the lines that JJ and I both remember.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 01:04 AM

BMI.com says THE SAGA OF ANDY BURNETT was written by Tom Blackburn & George E Bruns.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Andy Burnett is traveling west...'
From: GUEST,JF
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 01:58 PM

Have been thinking of and singing in my head that Ladies in the Sky for over 50 years myself. Am now 58 and haven't heard it either, in over 50 years. Last year I found it as a Disney single on ebay.... Saga of Andy Burnett on one side and Ladies in the Sky on the other. So I bought it. But it's a 78rpm and I have only 45 and 33 turntable, so I'll have to wait or find the youtube. Actually thought maybe I would not listen to it, but ask for it to be played at my funeral. Moved me back then. Probably will sound ridiculous now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,Bob K
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 03:10 PM

Add my thanks to Alicia. I've been singing the song to myself (at least as I remembered it) when hiking during our annual trip to the Adirondaks. I'm now 64, and it's nice to hear the real lyrics and know that I was close. One difference between the TV show (as I recall) and the youtube video is that I think "always" was left out of the second last line. Thus, the last two lines might have been:

I will ALWAYS be faithful until I die
I will always be faithful to those ladies in the sky

Does anyonbe else share my recollection?

Bob K.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,Charles B.
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 07:03 PM

I may be a little late to the conversation but thanks Alicia I never thought that I'd hear that song again all I could remember was Blow he wind from the mountains ladies in the sky untill I saw the lyrics then it came back the last to lines go
I will always be faithful untill the day I die
I will always be faithful to those ladies in the sky
Again thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,Cody_M
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 08:52 PM

Does anyone remember a lne in one of the songs
"More beautiful far than heaven could be"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: 12-stringer
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 11:32 PM

Isn't that from the song Davy Crockett sings in the Alamo ep of the 50s Disney series?

"Farewell to the mountains, whose mazes to me
More beautiful far than Eden could be ... "

Thread on the song at this very site:
thread.cfm?threadid=76563


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 10:18 AM

I'm not sure about Davy Crockett but that was the song at the end of the Andy Burnett series when he was leaving his life as a Mountain Man behind.

I've always thought it was beautiful and moving

Cody


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: Cool Beans
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 06:27 PM

I'm pretty sure 12-stringer is right about "Farewell to the Mountains" being from one of the Davy Crockett episodes (there were three), not from Andy Burnett.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,Cody_M
Date: 04 Aug 11 - 06:04 PM

OK - I hate to admit it but I guess I was wrong. it definitely was sung by Davy at the Alamo.

Is there any chance it was also used in Andy Burnett as well?

Does anyone know if this was a popular song back in the 1800s or was this just written for the show?

Thanks

cody


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,Alicia
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 12:30 AM

I hope anyone who wanted to see the Andy Burnett songs on YouTube has already done so, because I noticed tonight that they've been taken down.

Alicia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,L.Lindsey,
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 03:54 AM

I remember this song very well (Ladies in the Sky). I had it on a 45 that had the Ballad of Andy Burnett on the other side. I played it so many times I wore the poor thing out.

There's a wind that blows,
In the open west,
And where it goes,
The hawk knows best.
He defies the wind
And his wings are free,
He knows the wind,
And so do we.

Blow the winds from the mountains,
Ladies proud and high
Blow the winds from the mountains.
Ladies in the sky.
None other ever
Had a sweeter dream
Than I remember
By a mountain stream.
I lost my heart to the mountains,
There I long to roam,
Going back to the mountains,
Where I feel at home.
I would (or will) be faithful
Untill I die.
I will always be faithful
To those Ladies in the sky.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,I have them both...
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 12:55 PM

When I was younger I fell in love with those songs..but went on to find them years ago and have them both on cassette.The Saga of Andy Burnett ,,and Ladies in the Sky...and Davey's..Farewell to the Mountains....I am 63 now and still sing em today...as I fell in love with those songs too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 14 Aug 13 - 11:35 PM

I discovered Laramie DVDs earlier this year. Started whistling the theme song. Then darn if I didn't start singing other songs. Including the Saga of Andy Burnett, and doggone if I didn't remember the lyrics word for word. Also part (but not all) of Ladies in the Sky, and several others. Must be that long term memory kicking in.....I'm 62


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST,Athelas
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 06:07 PM

The Lyrics from Alicia (Alicia 1 July 09) are the closest to what I remember from a record album we once had. There was another verse probably from the first episode:

He made no fuss and he meant no harm But no Burnett could abide a farm. Unless the land was his alone He'd rather be just a rolling stone.

So he set out to Saint Louis town The river to ride the long way down, A'hoping to find along the way A place he could settle and he could stay.

Chorus In the version we had the chorus was simply

Andy's on the move, Andy won't rest Andy Burnett is a travellin' west


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 11:52 PM

I've been looking for the title to "Ladies in the Sky" for years! Used to sing it at Girl Scout camp and I always loved it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Saga of Andy Burnett (Blackburn,Bruns
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 17 - 04:04 AM

GUEST:Beth in Seattle

This was the unit song of the high school 50 mile backpack unit out of Camp Sealth in the 60s. They traversed the Olympic Mountain range (unless the late snow was too deep and had to do the Cascade Crest Trail). It will be sung at my mother's celebration of life in two days. She fell in love with the mountains after arriving in WA from Illinois in the early 40s. She started the backpack program, convincing the powers that be that GIRLS actually could safely backpack across a mountain range without a male leader carrying a gun! The song was always special to her...and to me. Thanks to this conversation I was able to get the lyrics straight for our memorial service. Thank you all.


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