Can you fill in the missing lyrics to the Have Gun – Will Travel theme song?

How well do you know “The Ballad of Paladin”?


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It’s rare for a TV theme song to be used only during the end credits like “The Ballad of Paladin” from Have Gun – Will Travel. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less famous, or catchy, than other Western refrains. Performed by country singer Johnny Western for the show, a twangy instrumental version from guitarist Duane Eddy peaked at number 33 on the Billboard charts in 1962. Gordie and his friends couldn’t get the tune out of their heads while walking along the train tracks in Stand By Me.

How well do you know “The Ballad of Paladin”? Try to fill in the correct lyrics for each line!

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Can you fill in the missing lyrics to the Have Gun – Will Travel theme song?

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kimmer 34 months ago
9/10... We play week long "Name the show or theme song" at work...great tome passer!
EllisClevenger 34 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
Did you get through this quiz unscathed?
chetsnowjr 36 months ago
Viewers love the new cartoons , how about adding Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends , member's of vintage and classic cartoon and TV groups love above mentioned cartoons
fivecents 36 months ago
10/10 ...... finally aced one of these quizzes ...... lol
meke2400 37 months ago
Love Paladin. I loved watching every Saturday morning, but you all took the series off. Will it be on again I hope? This is one sexy man.
StrayCat meke2400 36 months ago
It's on at 4pm on Saturdays.
grandpa5741 37 months ago
6/10 I need to watch a few more episodes
southernbelle 37 months ago
10/10. Love those theme songs from back in the day.
JELowe32011 37 months ago
A great roll model for the youth of today, if they will watch the show there is always a lesson to be learned.
RebelsofComedy 37 months ago
10/10 it's become my favorite Western. So unique for its day and it Still holds up.
WestyPete 37 months ago
The seond verse, though never on TV was on the 45RPM record and is now available on CD:
He travels on to where ever he must
A chess knight of silver is his badge of trust
There are campfire legends that the plainsmen spin
Of the man with the gun, of the man called Paladin
Pumpkinseed8 37 months ago
9/10 - I forget to watch since they’ve changed the time to 3 pm
Toot1956 37 months ago
Lol 10/10 I didn't realize how much I sung that song.
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