RAWHIDE

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RAWHIDE

“Rawhide” is a Western song written by Ned Washington (lyrics) and composed by
Dimitri Tiomkin in 1958. It was originally recorded by Frankie Laine. The song was used
as the theme to Rawhide, the western television series that ran on CBS from 1959 to
1966. The song talks about a rancher taking his cattle on a cattle drive.
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’.
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’.
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’.
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’.
Rawhide!
Hah! Hah!
Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’,
Though the streams are swollen,
Keep them dogies rollin’, rawhide.
Through rain and wind and weather,
Hell bent for leather,
Wishin’ my gal was by my side.
All the things I’m missin’,
Good vittles, love, and kissin’,
Are waiting at the end of my ride.
Move ’em out, head ’em up,
Head ’em up, move ’em on.
Move ’em out, head ’em up:
Rawhide.
Cut ’em out, ride ’em in,
Ride ’em in, cut ’em out,
Cut ’em out, ride ’em in:
Rawhide!
Hah! Hah!
Movin’, movin’, movin’,
Though they’re disapprovin’,
Keep them dogies movin’, rawhide.
Don’t try to understand ’em,
Just rope an’ throw an’ brand ’em.
Soon we’ll be living high and wide.
My heart’s calculatin’,
My true love will be waitin’:
Waitin’ at the end of my ride.
Move ’em out, head ’em up