The Man From Laramie

Album: released as a single (1955)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • The Man From Laramie is a film released in August 1955 with James Stewart in the title role. The title song was written by lyricist Ned Washington and composed by Lester Lee.

    In the film it was sung by a chorus, but elsewhere it was recorded rather widely, including by Al Martino, whose version was released as a single in America.

    The film is a Western, telling the story of a feud between ranchers. This story is recounted in the song, with the lyrics essentially describing the plot.
  • The movie, and the song, are distinctly American, but no version ever charted in that country. In the UK though, the DJ and radio presenter Jimmy Young took the song to #1 (Young died in 2016 at the age of 95). Martino's version also charted in the UK, reaching #19. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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