Theme Songs: 50, 49

50. Have Gun, Will Travel

Title: The Ballad of Paladin
Composer: Johnny Western, Richard Boone, and Sam Rolfe
Performer: Johnny Western

I’ve seen perhaps five episodes of every TV western ever made, but I do like the music. I don’t really care for the theme to Bonanza (a bit too twangy), but I enjoy this ode to Paladin, which has more restraint than most.

49. Heathcliff

Composer: Shuki Levy and Haim Saban
Performer: Noam Kaniel

Not too crazy about the sound effects in this one, but I’m crazy about the lyrics. Just hearing the song makes me want to watch the show, which I guess is the point.

3 thoughts on “Theme Songs: 50, 49”

  1. Have Gun, Will Travel sure does go on a while for a song that doesn’t really go anywhere. I don’t dislike it, but you could easily lose eighty seconds and have the same song.

    I loved the Heathcliff song as a kid and it seems I still do. Like you, it makes me want to watch the show.

    1. Funny you say that. The most common version of the song is eighty seconds slower (and drops the second verse). The one here was only played on rare occasions.

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