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Smiley Burnette

Smiley Burnette wrote well over 300 songs.  He performed many of his own works in the films that he made.  If you are lucky enough to have any of the Durango Kid series in particular, you will be treated to Smiley’s performance of quite a few of his own songs.

You might be surprised at the breadth of his works.  Smiley is most remembered for his children, and humorous type songs.  He also wrote beautiful ballads, with wonderful word phasing; enabling a picture to be painted within your mind.  Examples of these songs are: "The Wind Sings a Cowboy Song", "Ridin' Down the Canyon", "God Loves Tennessee", and "Lilac Lane".

Always able to make light of his talents, Smiley use to deliver the line in his live performances: “I write ‘em for Bing Cosby and Perry Como.  They don’t sing ‘em, but I write ‘em.” 

   
 Among the many things Smiley produced were song books containing selections of the popular songs he wrote and performed.  Here are a few examples:

Which included the following songs:

Mama Don't Like Music, Fetch Me Down My Trusty Forty-Five, Spooky Mountain Sally, The Man In The Moon Is A Cowboy, I’m Doomed To Follow The Bugle, I’ve Got Fine Relations, That Old Texas Trial Is Calling Me, Roamin’ Around The Range, I Threw Away The Key To Heaven, Keep Your Eye On A Shooting Star, Sunset Hill, My Prayer For Tonight, I’d Love To Wed, On The Melody Trail, I’m Hunting A Mountain Ballad, Crazy Just Like Me, Down In Slumber Land, My Pinto Pony And I, Corn Fed And Rusty, We Can Use The Thing In Heaven, It Was Just For Fun, All Nice People, Loud And Fast, Floatin
’ Down The Deep Deep River, As Our Pals Ride By, They Got Me, Boys, They Got Me, Where Will The Wedding Supper Be, The Cowboy Medicine Show, Cave Man Song, I Would Have Been Different, Don’t Want Nothin’ – Just Lookin’, She Works Third Tub At The Laundry, A Cowboy’s Life, Painted Desert, Part Time Sweetheart, Scotch Cowboy, There’s A Little Cedar Chest In The Attic, In My Little Old Home, You Don’t Look Like The Picture, Minnie The Moocher At The Morgue, The Fireman’s Daughter, Keep Goin’!, A Blue Little Girl, Honey Bringin’ Honey To You, Little Mud House, You’ve Got To Be More Exclusive For Me, I Need A Worry-er, Frog Tuplettes, Smile Again Honey, You Can’t Do It, As Time Goes By, You’re Not Like You Used To Be

Which included the following songs:

Etiquette Blues, Elmer The Absent Minded Cowboy, Gotta Get A Horse, Guide Me Western Star, Horse-Feathers Yodel, I’m A Cowboy And How Boy, I’m Just A Little Cowboy, In A Cabin On A Cliff In Cleveland, It’s A Heavenly Night Out West, Life Story (Smiley Burnette), Mail Order Music, Minnehaha (She Gave Them All The Ha Ha), My Orchestra Is Drivin’ Me Crazy, Night On The Desert, Ridin’ Down The Canyon T’wards The Sun, Sing A Little Song About Anything, Singin’ My Cares Away, Smiley Burnette (Photographs), Song Of The Trail, The Fat Caballero, The Old Ten Gallon Hat, The Troubadour Of The Plains, The Stills In The Hills Are Still Tonight, There’s Nothing Like Work, Way Out West In Idaho, What? No Hawses In Heaven?, You Can Keep Me In The Saddle (If You Keep Me In Your Heart)

Which included the following songs:

Mama Don't Like Music, Fetch Me Down My Trusty Forty-Five, Spooky Mountain Sally, The Man In The Moon Is A Cowboy, I’m Doomed To Follow The Bugle, I’ve Got Fine Relations, That Old Texas Trial Is Calling Me, Roamin’ Around The Range, I Threw Away The Key To Heaven, Keep Your Eye On A Shooting Star, Sunset Hill, My Prayer For Tonight, I’d Love To Wed, On The Melody Trail, I’m Hunting A Mountain Ballad, Crazy Just Like Me, Down In Slumber Land, My Pinto Pony And I, Corn Fed And Rusty, We Can Use The Thing In Heaven, It Was Just For Fun, All Nice People, Loud And Fast, Floatin’ Down The Deep Deep River, As Our Pals Ride By, They Got Me, Boys, They Got Me, Where Will The Wedding Supper Be, The Cowboy Medicine Show, Cave Man Song, I Would Have Been Different, Don’t Want Nothin’ – Just Lookin’, She Works Third Tub At The Laundry, A Cowboy’s Life, Painted Desert, Part Time Sweetheart, Scotch Cowboy, There’s A Little Cedar Chest In The Attic, In My Little Old Home, You Don’t Look Like The Picture, Minnie The Moocher At The Morgue, The Fireman’s Daughter, Keep Goin’!, A Blue Little Girl, Honey Bringin’ Honey To You, Little Mud House, You’ve Got To Be More Exclusive For Me, I Need A Worry-er, Frog Tuplettes, Smile Again Honey, You Can’t Do It, As Time Goes By, You’re Not Like You Used To Be
   


As if Smiley wasn't busy enough starring in the Durango Kid films during the mid to late 1940's, he also hosted his own radio show called "The Smiley Burnette Show".  It was recorded on large transcription records, which were used in the same manner we use cassette tapes and CD's today.  The transcription records were sent to the radio stations to be placed on the airwaves.  Smiley produced and transcribed his radio show under the "RadiOzark" recording label.

Displayed is the Record Label from one of these Transcription Records.


We invite you to look through a partial listing of songs written by Smiley.
Smiley Burnette's Songs


Take a listen to our founder's Music & Songs
Samples of Smiley Burnette's Music


Having been asked for an Encore from many of his fans, Smiley will now present to you some of his recordings for children.  Just take a seat and enjoy...
Smiley's Children Classics Collection


You may find pleasure in an era gone by.

Tour our web site devoted to one of the most lovable sidekicks, performer, composer, and musician, known as ...

Smiley Burnette - Official Web Site

Thank you for your patience and interest,

Stephen Smiley Burnette, Elizabeth Burnette, & Jerry L. Wilson


    

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