1881 - The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
As I suggested I might do earlier, I went to the timeline for the history of the real world to find the inspiration for Sunday's Tiddlywinkydink.
Many TV shows today forego theme songs altogether. But back in the day, they were elaborate splainins of what the show was all about - 'Gilligan's Island' may be the best example.
The theme song for 'The Life And Legend of Wyatt Earp' served not only as an introduction to the main character, but it could also stand alone as an American folk ballad about one of the most legendary characters in the Old West.
"The Legend of Wyatt Earp"
music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by the Ken Darby Singers; as well as Johnny Western
I'll tell you a story
A real true life story
A tale of the Western frontier
The West it was lawless
But one man was flawless
And his is the story you'll hear.
Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp,
brave, courageous and bold.
Long live his fame and long live his glory
And long may his story be told.
He came to Kansas
To settle in Kansas
He planned on a peaceable life.
Some goods and some chattel
A few head of cattle
A home and a sweet loving wife.
He wasn't partial
To being a marshal
But fate went and dealt him his hand.
While outlaws were lootin'
And killin' and shootin'
He knew that he must take a stand.
He cleaned up the country
The Old Wild West country
He made law and order prevail
And none can deny it
The legend of Wyatt
Forever will live on the trail.