A Man Called Shenandoah (western, starring Robert Horton)

    (ABC Primetime, 1965 - 1966)

    [After he co-starred with Ward Bond in Wagon Train, MGM gave
     Robert Horton a chance to play the title role in his own
     series -- a curious western psycho-drama about a man who
     loses his memory, and wanders the Old West to try and piece
     together his past. It had some poignancy, but not enough
     cohesion to hold an audience more than one season.]

Theme: "O Shenandoah!"

    [aka: "Shenandoah";
     aka: "Man Called Shenandoah Cues";

     This American folk song had its origins as a sea chanty
     circa 1820, and was adopted as the state song of Viriginia
     at one point...Although several versions of its lyric were
     sung throughout history, these lines are most familiar:

       "Oh, Shenando, I long to hear you,
        Away, I'm bound away,
       'Cross the wide

     The orchestral arrangement used for the End Credits had an
     elaborate piano cadenza, and since an MGM staff arranger at
     the time was pianist and writer André G. Previn, also listed
     as a composer of cues for this series, he probably arranged 
     the End Credits version and played the piano on the session.]

     Composer: *Traditional* [Folk song], and
               adapted & arranged by André G. Previn (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [In the Public Domain]

     2001 Publisher: [In the Public Domain]

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