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Cheyenne (western, starring Clint Walker)

     [originally a rotating series under the umbrella title
      "Warner Brothers Presents...", which also see]

     (ABC Sundays, 1955 - 1963)


Main Theme: "Cheyenne"

    [aka: "Theme from 'Cheyenne'";
     aka: "Bodie";

     This was the most recognizable THEME tune -- originally written
     by veteran western composer William Lava as an instrumental cue 
     named "Bodie" (the lead character's last name.) 

     For the first season, the "Warner Brother's Presents" THEME 
     had been used as the Main Title, and an End Title closer had 
     been composed  by Jerry Livingston and Mack David for use over
     the first season End Credits (see Close Theme 2 below.)

     But producers liked this cue, and "Cheyenne" lyrics were added 
     so this haunting western melody became both the Main Title and 
     End Credits THEME beginning with season two, and proved very 
     popular and memorable]

     Composers: music by William Lava (ASCAP),
                with lyrics by Stanley D. ("Stan") Jones (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP), 
                     c/o Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. of
                     Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: Sep. 21, 1956; Ep 102 393.
     Renewal Date:   Sep. 28, 1984; RE-218-557.

     Recordings:
          LP: "Wyatt Earp, Cheyenne and Other TV Favorites"
               Sons of the Pioneers (vocal group)
               RCA Bluebird LBY-1004 (1958)

          LP: "TV Western Theme Songs"
               Lawrence Welk and his orchestra, with
               The Sparklers (vocal group)
               Coral CRL/CRL7-57267 (1959)


CloseTheme 2: "Cheyenne ET"

    [aka: "Cheyenne End Title";

     This was the first season End Credits THEME heard in an
     instrumental arrangement only]

     Composers: Jerry Livingston (ASCAP) and
                Mack David (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)

     2002 Publishers: Universal-Polygram International 
                         Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                         div. of Universal Studios
                         of Los Angeles, CA; and
                      Universal-On Backstreet Music (BMI)
                         c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                         div. of Universal Studios
                         of Los Angeles, CA

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