Rawhide

Album: Hell Bent for Leather! (1959)
Charted: 6
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  • Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rawhide

    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 on, head 'em up
    Head 'em up, move 'em on
    Move 'em on, head 'em up, rawhide
    Cut 'em out, ride 'em in
    Ride 'em in, cut 'em out
    Cut 'em out, ride 'em in, rawhide

    Keep movin', movin', movin'
    Though they're disapprovin'
    Keep them dogies movin', rawhide
    Don't try to understand 'em
    Just rope 'em, throw, and brand 'em
    Soon we'll be livin' high and wide
    My heart's calculatin'
    My true love will be waitin'
    Be waitin' at the end of my ride

    Move 'em on, head 'em up
    Head 'em up, move 'em on
    Move 'em on, head 'em up, rawhide
    Cut 'em out, ride 'em in
    Ride 'em in, cut 'em out
    Cut 'em out, ride 'em in, rawhide

    Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rollin' rollin' rollin'
    Rawhide
    Rawhide Writer/s: DIMITRI TIOMKIN, NED WASHINGTON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, PATTI WASHINGTON MUSIC, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Leonard Maurice from AustraliaTiomkin's Russian background is evident. He's borrowed a larg chunk of the melodic and rhythmic construction from this old Russian/Ukranian folksong depicting a jail-break. On You Tube, use this URL suffix: /watch?v=k-OxMYarQyg to hear an old recording of the original.
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