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Lyr Req: Pecos Bill (Sons of Pioneers/Roy Rogers)

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Subject: lyricPecos Bill(sons of Pioneers/Roy Rodgers)
From: cbladey@mail.bcpl.net
Date: 12 Jun 99 - 12:49 PM

Lyrics for Pecos Bill needed! Thanks in advance! Conrad cbladey@mail.bcpl.net


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Subject: RE: lyricPecos Bill(sons of Pioneers/Roy Rodgers)
From: Margo
Date: 12 Jun 99 - 01:26 PM

I don't have the lyrics handy, but the Disney video "Melody Time" has the story of Pecos Bill with Roy Rodgers and co. singing. It is the last story on the tape. I wonder if you can just rent the video tape to hear that music?

Margarita


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Subject: RE: lyricPecos Bill(sons of Pioneers/Roy Rodgers)
From: John Hindsill
Date: 12 Jun 99 - 07:13 PM

(There'll Never Be Another) Pecos Bill - Lange & Daniel

Song can be found on CD compilation, " Sons of the Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds, The RCA Victor Years, vol 1" 1989 BMG #9744-2-R.

Also it is on a more recent Roy Roger's anthology, which I have seen but do not have. - John


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Subject: RE: lyricPecos Bill(sons of Pioneers/Roy Rodgers)
From: JOField
Date: 12 Jun 99 - 07:24 PM

Well, Pecos Bill was quite a cowboy down in Texas,

And a Western superman to say the least.

He was the roughest, toughest critter,

Never known to be a quitter,

'Cause he had no fear of neither man nor beast.

CH: So whoopy-ti-ay-ti-ay, whoopy-ty-oh,

For the toughest cowboy West of the Alamo.

(Spoken) Now one day a gang of rustlers stole some cattle,

But they didn't know the heard they stole was Bill's.

When Pecos caught those nasty villains,

He knocked out all of their fillin's,

And that's why today there's gold in them thar hills. _____________________________________________________

That's all I can remember after 50 years -- there's another verse that would not make Native Americans -- or many others -- very happy today.

James.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PECOS BILL (Johnny Lange, Eliot Daniel)
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Date: 12 Jun 99 - 07:31 PM

PECOS BILL
Words and music by Johnny Lange and Eliot Daniel

1. Oh! Pecos Bill was quite a cowboy down in Texas
And a western superman, to say the least.
He was the roughest, toughest critter,
Never known to be a quitter,
'Cuz he never had no fear of man or beast.

CHORUS: So, yip-pee-i-ay i-ay, yip-pee-i-oh
Fer the toughest critter west of the Alamo.

2. Once he roped a ragin' cyclone out of nowhere,
Then he straddled it and settled down with ease,
And while that cyclone bucked and flitted,
Pecos rolled a smoke and lit it,
And he tamed that orn'ry wind down to a breeze.

3. Once there was a drought that spread all over Texas,
So to sunny Californy he did go,
And though the gag is kind of corny,
He brought rain from Californy.
That's the way we got the Gulf of Mexico.

4. Once a band of rustlers stole a herd of cattle,
But they didn't know the herd they stole was Bill's,
And when he caught them crooked vill'ins,
Pecos knocked out all their fillin's.
That's the reason why there's gold in them thar hills.

5. Oh, Pecos lost his way while travelin' on the desert.
It was ninety miles across the burnin' sand.
He knew he'd never reach the border
If he didn't get some water,
So he got a stick and dug the Rio Grande.

6. Now one day Pecos found his fav'rite dogie missin',
The dogie that was nearest to his heart,
So then he lassoed all the cattle
Clear from Texas to Seattle.
That's the way the Texas roundup got its start.

7. While a tribe of painted Injuns did a war dance,
Pecos started shootin' up their little game.
He gave them redskins such a shakeup
That they jumped out from their makeup.
That's the way the Painted Desert got its name.

8. While reclinin' on a cloud high over Texas,
With his gun he made the stars evaporate.
Then Pecos saw the stars declinin',
So he left one brightly shinin'
As the emblem of the Lone Star Texas State.


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Subject: RE: lyricPecos Bill(sons of Pioneers/Roy Rodgers)
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Date: 12 Jun 99 - 09:03 PM

I think we could update that 7th verse so as not to cause offense. Let's see..

While a familial group of Native Americans performed a rather hostile rhythmic ritual

Pecos , with unexpected gunfire, this sacred ceremony did at last defame.

He so disturbed their peace of mind

That, at last, they left their paint behind

And this atrocity gave the Painted Desert it's name.

There! Now we can sing it without fear of offending.(I know it doesn't scan very well!)

LEJ :]


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Subject: RE: lyricPecos Bill(sons of Pioneers/Roy Rodgers)
From: Conrad Bladey! cbladey@mail.bcpl.net
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 04:32 PM

Thank you one and each every all for your kind assistance. Conrad


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Subject: Lyr. Add: Pecos Bill; Spanish by E. Santos
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 05:39 PM

Lyr. Add: Pecos Bill en español
J. Lange, E. Daniel, y E. Santos (translation)

Pecos Bill fue superhombre en todo Texas
y por màs que se hable de él no es presumir.
Era el vaquero màs temible,
màs valiente y màs terrible,
invencible era en famoso Pecos Bill.
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay lo digo yo,
fue el vaquero màs auténtico que existió.

Una vez lanzó un ciclón y lo detuvo
y después para domarlo lo montó
y fue tan fàcil la faena,
que el ciclón con mucha pena,
convertido en suave brisa se alejó.
Ay, ay, etc.

Otra vez que hubo sequía en todo Texas
y la lluvia en mucho tiempo no cayó,
Estando Pecos sin trabajo,
fue por lluvia y tanta trajo
que hasta a México su Golfo le formó.
Ay, ay, etc.

Reclinado en una nube sobre Texas
a balazos las estrellas derribó,
mas dejó siempre brillando
sobre Texas vigilando,
un lucero reluciente como el sol.
Ay, ay, etc.

Pecos Bill perdió la huella
en el desierto, (agua)
se moría de sed y lo abrazaba el sol (agua)
y cuando estaba medio muerto....
hizo un tajo en el desierto....
Y ese día el Río Bravo construyó.
Ay, ay, etc.

Cancionero Fapatur


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pecos Bill (sons of Pioneers/Roy Rogers)
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 12:23 AM

Ah, childhood memories. Guess, of all the 78's that I once had, which one I might have kept? Yes, Roy's version of Pecos Bill. That and one with Bayes and Narworth.
Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pecos Bill (sons of Pioneers/Roy Rogers)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 06:44 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHC8o9GNI8k


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