Riders In The Sky performs “Pecos Bill” on Hee Haw 1987.

Western Music's band "Riders In The Sky" includes the song "Pecos Bill" on 2 of their albums, "Harmony Ranch 1991" and "Riders in the Sky Salute Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys 2015"

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Riders In The Sky - Harmony Ranch (Cover CD)
Riders In The Sky – Harmony Ranch (Cover CD)

The song, “Pecos Bill,” was composed by Johnny Lange and Elliott Daniel for the Walt Disney film, MELODY TIME, in 1947. The film had 7 short segments, each a cartoon, several of which told the story of a legendary (in most cases mythical) character in American history.
Western Music’s band “Riders In The Sky” includes the song “Pecos Bill” on 2 of their albums, “Harmony Ranch 1991” and “Riders in the Sky Salute Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys 2015”

Story Of The Song

Pecos Bill (Roy Rogers And The Sons Of The Pioneers)

Roy Rogers – Pecos Bill Lyrics
Now Pecos Bill was quite a cowboy down in Texas
Why, he’s the Western Superman to say the least
He was the roughest, toughest critter, never known to be a quitter
‘Cause he never had no fear of man nor beast
So yippee-i-ay-i-ya, yippee-i-o
He’s the toughest critter west of the Alamo
Now 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 villains
Pecos knocked out all their fillings
That’s the reason why there’s gold them thar hills
So yippee-i-ay-i-ya, yippee-i-o
He’s the toughest critter west of the Alamo
Pecos lost his way while traveling on the desert (Water, water, water…)
It was ninety miles across the burning sand (Water, water, water…)
He knew he’d never reach the border (Water…)
If he didn’t get some water (Water…)
So he got a stick and dug the Rio Grande
(Yodeling)
While a tribe of painted Indians did a wardance
Pecos started shooting up their little game
He gave those redskins such a shakeup
That they jumped out of their makeup
That’s how the Painted Desert got it’s name
So yippee-i-ay-i-ya, yippee-i-o
He’s the toughest critter west of the Alamo
While reclining on a cloud high over Texas
With his guns he made the stars evaporate
Then Pecos saw them stars declining
So he left one brightly shining
As the emblem of the Lone Star Texas State
So yippee-i-ay-i-ya, yippee-i-o
He’s the toughest critter west of the Alamo
So yippee-i-ay-i-ya, yippee-i-o
He’s the emblem of the Lone Star Texas State

Riders in the Sky Salute Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys (Cover CD)
Riders in the Sky Salute Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys (Cover CD)