The lyrics are owned by Herschel Burke Gilbert's publishing company: John Paul Music.
John & Paul are Herschel's son's. Neat huh?
"The Rifleman" theme was one of the most popular western themes on television. It was on a par only with Bonanza (which had a longer run).
This theme music and score received more fan mail than all other Four Star productions combined and even more fan mail, in one season, than Chuck Connors.....Chuck was surprised as a lot of other people were.
"These lyrics are copyrighted by John Paul Music Inc.© and may not be copied or used for any purpose whatsoever without expressed, written permission of the publisher."
On behalf of The Rifleman....."Welcome to the McCain Ranch" — — and all the fans of Herschel Burke Gilbert's music & fans of "The Rifleman,"
I wish to thank John for the permission to be able to add these lyrics to my website.
They truly are an asset! Thanks John!
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Herschel Burke Gilbert's Biography
John Gilbert, Herschel Burke-Gilbert's son, sent these links of several interview videos on Herschel Burke-Gilbert for you to enjoy. They are brought to you by Archive of American Television Interview Herschel Burke Gilbert. Hear Herschel talk about his life, how he got to do the theme for The Rifleman and a lot of his great music scores. So much history here about the man and his music, "The Theme Weaver"