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Duration: 2:05 
Release Date: 1964  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Jay Livingston/Ray Evans (sav-man) 
Music By: Jay Livingston/Ray Evans (sav-man) 
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Released By: RCA Records (sav-man) 
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  • The lyrics were sung once--only once--by Greene and his co-stars (Pernell Roberts, Michael Landon and Dan Blocker) on the night that the show premiered. (sav-man)
  • Is better known (in instrumental form) as the theme song for the classic, long-running TV western of the same name. (sav-man)
  • Was the b-side of Lorne Greene's 1964 hit "Ringo." (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    The claim we hold is a good as gold bonanza
    Hand in hand, we built this land; the Ponderosa ranch
    Our birthright is this Cartwright bonanza
    We here belong and standing strong; wrong ain't got a chance

    Day by day, work or play, ready side by side
    Hello friend, come on in, the gate is open wide
    Bound to be a fightin' free, bonanza
    Singin' pines are boundary lines for the Ponderosa ranch
    [ guitar ]
    Every tree and flower's part of our bonanza
    The stars at night, the morning light, the water in the branch
    We ride along, four men strong together
    Every plain and ridge is our heritage; the Ponderosa ranch
    [ guitar ]
    Day by day work or play...
    (I B Emerson)
    Current Rating 7.5 (1 vote)
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