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Tales Of The Texas Rangers (western anthology)

    (CBS Saturday Mornings, 1955 - 1957;
     rerun on ABC Saturday Mornings, 1957 - 1959)

    [this Screen Gems Production covered adventures of Texas Rangers
     ranging from the 1850's to the 1950's; Willard Parker and Harry
     Lauter played the no-nonsense men, who "always got their man";
     it was a popular series which was re-run on ABC after CBS; 

     this was similar to an NBC radio series of the same name which 
     aired from 1950 - 1952 with a THEME that combined a melodic 
     phrase from the college song, "The Eyes Of Texas" with an
     original melody composed by David Rose heard in full as the
     End Credits THEME]


Theme: "Tales Of The Texas Rangers"

    [adapted from "The Eyes Of Texas" (1903), a lyric written for
     a University of Texas "minstrel show", using the melody of
     the 1890's college song "I've Been Working On The Railroad"
     (a "Levee song") presumably originating in the South...but
     first published in 1894 with the sub-title "as heard at 
     Princeton" (University); "The Eyes Of Texas" was quickly
     adopted as an unofficial anthem of Texas and its Rangers;
     the copyright filing for "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" 
     credits Friedman and Chalif as the filing the copyright
    "on words and arrangement" only...since the source music
     is public domain...]

     Adapter/Arrangers: Irving Friedman (ASCAP) and
                        Selmer L. Chalif (affiliation unknown)
                       [Chalif was a producer who probably con-
                        tributed to lyrics more than arrangement]

     Composers [of "Eyes Of Texas]: music is a Traditional Folk Song
                                    lyric by John Lang Sinclair
                                   [student at the Univ. of Texas]

     Orig. Publisher: SG Music Publishing Corp. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Screen Gems Division of
                         Columbia Pictures, Inc.

     2001 Publisher: Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

     Composition Date [of "The Eyes Of Texas"]: 1903

    [copyright info courtesy contributor T. Perrone,
     as "Tales Of The Texas Rangers"]:
     Copyright Date: Dec. 17, 1957; Eu 505 775.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:

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