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Featuring the Songs of Bob Nolan

 

Many of Bob Nolan's early songs were written for specific films and he often admitted that he was not proud of them. Most of these songs had been poems. When time was short and demand for new songs high, he would take one of these poems and quickly create music for it. Bob thought of himself as a lyricist but many of the melodies he wrote were beautiful and memorable. In this section we have expanded the information on each song. The Sons of the Pioneers and others recorded Bob's songs and we include a few selections for comparison and your listening pleasure. We include background to the creation of the song, when we know it, plus an example of the sheet music. Note: Bob's unrecorded demos are in yellow boxes.

 

Related: Copyright    Wordplay    Film Songs    Influence of Major Poets    Early Song Box    Lost Songs    Sing-Along

 

All the Way

Always Rollin' Home Annie, Dear I'm Called Away Apple Squeezin' Time April At the Rainbow's End

Autumn Reverie

The Bandit Bold  Barnyard Jubilee The Beauty of your Smile Bedtime Story Biscuit Blues Blue Prairie The Boss is Hangin' Out a Rainbow
Bound for the Rio Grande Broken Heart Waltz

Bronco Pal

Campfires of Heaven Chant of the Plains

Chant of the Wanderer

Chico Rotico
Close to Heaven Cody of the Pony Express Cool Water Cottage in the Clouds Covered Wagon A Cowboy has to Sing Cowboy Moon
Coyote's Serenade Crossroads Daddy's on the Rainbow Desolation The Devil's Great Grandson Donde esta el mio Don't Expect Me Home in the Morning
  Echoes from the Hills Empty Arms Faded Flower Lei Far Enchanted Isle Five Little Miles

The Flower I Blessed for You

Following the Sun All Day For the Love of You Frontiers Glory of the Lamb   Grab Your Saddle Horn and Blow  
Half Way 'Round the World The Hangin' Blues Happy Cowboy Hasta la Vista Have You? He Walks with the Wild and the Lonely Heaven is My Island
Heavenly Aeroplane Hello 'Way up There Here, Blue Here is My Helping Hand Hi Diddle Diddle, He Played the Fiddle

High Sierras

Hold that Critter Down
The Home Corral I'm Constantly Dreaming of You I Follow the Stream I Still Do   I Wonder if She Waits for Me Tonight If You are Willing
In the Wind of Time

In This Room

It's a Lie The King's Highway Lazy Let Me Share Your Name Let's Pretend
The Letter Marked "Unclaimed" Lighthouse of the Lord Little Spaceman Lone Buckaroo Lonely Little Room Lord, You Made the Cowboy Happy Love Ever Green
Love Song of the Waterfall Montana Moonlight on the Prairie Move On, You Lazy Cattle My Boy My Daddy My Heart in Deep Despair
My Love's a Voice in the Green Willow Tree My Mistress the Desert My Old Pal, Pal o' Mine The Mystery of His Way Ne Ha Ne New Mexico Night Falls on the Prairie
A No-Good Son-of-a-Gun Oh, I Miss You So, My Darling Old Forgotten Trails Old Home Town On the Rhythm Range One More Ride Open Range Ahead
The Other Side of Somewhere Outlaws Pali Wind Parting A Prayer for Christmas Time The Ranch Next Door Redwood Trees

Relative Man

Remember Me

Ridin' Home

Rise and Shine

River Robin

 

 

Rocky Roads

Round-Up in the Sky Round-Up Time is Over Saddle the Sun Saddle your Worries to the Wind Sage Brush Sea A Sailor Dreams Sandman Lullaby
Send Him Home to Me Shadow on the Wall Shadows of the Wildwood She Ain't What She Used to Be Shootin' My Way Through Town Sing as You Work Sir Tumbleweed
Sky Ball Paint Slumber Time on the Range Someone I Used to Know Song of the Bandit Song of the Prairie Song of the Rover Song of the Vaqueros
Starlightin Time in Texas Still Water Pool Stop! Stray Wind A Summer Night's Rain Sweet Laredo Lou That Cloud
They're Gone Things are Never What They Seem This ain't the Same Old Range This Old White Mule of Mine Three Friends have I Three Guesses Till You Return
To Will Rogers The Touch of God's Hand Trail Dreamin' Trail Herdin' Cowboy Trav'lin' with the Sun Tree Tumbleweed Trail
Tumbling Leaves Tumbling Tumbleweeds Vagabond Whirlwinds Volvere a pasar por aqu Wandering Wasteland Watching the Moon Roll By
Way Out There Welcome to the Spring Wendin' My Way to Wyoming The West is in My Soul What Can We Lose? What You Gonna Say to Peter? When He Walks By
When I Leave This World Behind When Pay Day Rolls Around When the Golden Train Comes Down (When the Prairie Sun says) Good Mornin' Who's Gonna Help Me Sing? Why Don't it Rain? Why, Tell Me, Why?
Wild Pali Wind Wind The Wind is Warm Again The Wonder of it All You ain't Heard Nothin' Till You Hear Him Roar! You are My Eyes