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|Written by||Ned Washington and Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Submitted by||Siegfried Baboon|
Frankie Lane's anguished cry is entirely appropriate here, for surely in the days of the Wild West, whippin' a dogie to go faster would have been the equivalent of a truck driver going up a gear. Ok, maybe not. Still, the sound of the backing vocalists going "der-der-duh, der-der-duh" in a whole new key is certainly enough to make me holler. Yeeeahhh!
I suspect that Frankie Laine (who, incidentally, guest-starred in one episode of Rawhide) may have learnt the art of the gear change from Perry "Magic Moments" Como, when in 1937 he replaced Perry Como in a touring big band led by Freddy Carlone.
Various websites list Frankie Laine's real name as Frank Paul Lo Vecchio, which sounds completely made up, whereas his stage name doesn't.