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Sons Of The Pioneers

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Biography

The Sons of the Pioneers was an American cowboy singing group founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye (better known by his later screen name Roy Rogers), with Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan. They were soon joined by others including Karl Farr, Hugh Farr, Lloyd Perryman,and Pat Brady They remained popular into the 1950s. A group with the name is still in existence today (2003) and gives occasional concerts in Branson, Missouri and other spots. Although best known as an actor, Ken Curtis was a member of the Sons from 1949 until 1953.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    See them tumbling down,
    Pledging their love to the ground!
    Lonely, but free, I'll be found,
    Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds
    Cares of the past are behind,
    Tumbling Tumbleweeds  -  47,266 plays
  2.  
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    All day I've faced the barren waste
    Without the taste of water, cool water
    Old Dan and I with throats burned dry
    And souls that cry for water, cool, clear water
    [Chorus]
    Cool Water  -  24,129 plays
  3.  
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    An old cowpoke went riding out one dark and windy day,
    Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way,
    When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw,
    A ploughin' through the ragged skies
    And up a cloudy draw.
    Riders in the Sky  -  8,080 plays
  4.  
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    Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini
    I'm gonna preach you all a sermon
    About Old Man Atom, that's me
    I don't mean the Adam in the Bible datum
    I don't mean the Adam that Mother Eve elated
    Old Man Atom  -  6,088 plays
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    A lonely spot, I know where no man will go
    Where the shadows have all the room
    I was ridin' free on the old SP
    Humming a southern tune
    When a man came along made me hush my song
    Way Out There  -  2,875 plays
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