Charles’ Theme Song?

September 11, 2008

As any true Starrett connoisseur knows, most of the films between 1935 and 1941 featured the Sons Of The Pioneers as the musical group and supporting cast (Bob Nolan often as a sort of sidekick, Pat Brady as comic relief.)

The band would play a couple of songs in each film.  But almost every film started with the same song being played under the credits, reprised 55 minutes or so later under the words “The End.”

That song was:  “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”.

I’m a roaming cowboy riding all day long,
Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.
Nights underneath the prairie moon,
I ride along and sing this tune.

See them tumbling down
Pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free I’ll be found
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

Cares of the past are behind
Nowhere to go but I’ll find
Just where the trail will wind
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

I know when night has gone
That a new world’s born at dawn.

I’ll keep rolling along
Deep in my heart is a song
Here on the range I belong
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

Courtesy of Columbia Pictures