Bob Nolan wrote the Western classic, “Cool Water” as a poem when he was a high school student in Tucson, AZ. In spite of the title, the song is not about water; it’s about the absence of water, a mirage. Most listeners assume that the reference to “Dan” in the lyrics is to a pack mule or a horse, but on a radio show in the 1940s, when introducing the song, Nolan explained that Dan is a burro. Nolan also wrote the line, “…where the water’s running free, and it’s waiting there for me and you.” And
Bob Nolan composed “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” one dreary October day in the early 1930s. Nolan was looking out of his apartment the window as the wind tore the leaves from the trees and sent them tumbling down into the yard and street below. That sight inspired the first lyrics to a song he initially called “Tumbling Leaves,” but that title was soon changed to “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” and the song became one of the most popular Western songs ever written.
On The Top 100 Western songs of all time, fo
When two brothers settle a wilderness, one builds the largest cattle ranch in the state while the other creates a game preserve to protect the wild life. When Grizzly's brother dies, Bonnie takes over and soon finds that the bears are killing her cattle. Bonnie starts hunting bears, but she does not know that Dan is behind the attacks on her cattle with a caged bear. Dan wants to take over Grizzly's land. Monte is working for Grizzly to protect the wild animals until Grizzly can donate the land
"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" is a cowboy-styled country/western song written in 1948 by American songwriter, film and television actor Stan Jones.
The tune sounds similar to "Spancil Hill" (traditional Irish folk song by Michael Considine, Irish emigrant to the United States in the 1870s).
A number of versions were crossover hits on the pop charts in 1949, the most successful being by Vaughn Monroe.The title has been written as "Ghost Riders", "Ghost Riders in the Sky", and "A
Roy Rogers Dale Evans and Sons Of Pioneers Medley Greatest Hits(Classic Songs from the West)
Tracks - Happy Trails,Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (I Got Spurs),Cimarron (Roll On),Mexicali Rose,It Happened in Monterrey,Cielito Lindo,San Fernando Valley