+ The Lone Ranger is an American radio and television show created by George W. Trendle and developed by writer Fran Striker. The eponymous character is a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West, originally played by Paul Halliwell, who gallops about righting injustices with the aid of his clever, laconic Indian sidekick, Tonto. Departing on his white horse Silver, the Ranger would famously say "Hi-yo, Silver, away!" as the horse galloped toward the setting sun. On the radio and TV-series, the usual opening announcement was: “A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty "Hi-yo, Silver!", The Lone Ranger! ”There existed another title sequence, one created for the second post-TV series feature film The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (see below), briefly telling the Ranger's origin and how he first met Tonto. The theme was sung by a male chorus, and the lyrics are as follows: “Six Texas Rangers (Hi-ho, hi-ho) rode in the sun (Hi-ho, hi-ho); Six men of justice rode into an ambush, and dead were all but one. One lone survivor (Hi-yo, hi-yo) lay on the trail (Hi-yo, hi-yo); Found there by Tonto, the brave Injun Tonto, he lived to tell the tale. (Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away! Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away!) His wounds quickly mended (Hi-yo, hi-yo) and then in the night (Hi-yo, hi-yo), Six graves were put there to hide from the outlaws that one had lived to fight. He chose silver bullets (Hi-yo, hi-yo) the sign of his name (Hi-yo, hi-yo); A mask to disguise him, a great silver stallion, and thus began his fame. (Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away! Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away! THE LONE RANGER IS HIS NAME!)” In later episodes the opening narration ended with: "With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again!" Episodes usually concluded with one of the characters lamenting the fact that they never learned the hero's name ("Who was that masked man?"), only to be told, "Why, he's the Lone Ranger!" as he and Tonto ride away.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 1957 old time radio episodes:
+ This is the legend of a man and a horse and how they met, the story of the Lone Ranger and his gre...
|05.10.1937||crooked banker and sheriff||
+ The Lone Ranger rode his horse Silver down the trail toward Well city, a typical ranchers communit...
|01.21.1938||the lone ranger (0778) frameup for profit|
|01.31.1938||the lone ranger (0782) horse thieves steal silver aka abilene horse thieves||
+ Over a period of time many highbred horses had disappeared from ranches in the neigborhood of Abil...
|01.31.1938||the lone ranger (0783) horse thieves steal silver|
|02.02.1938||theft of silver||
+ Over a period of time many hired horses had disappeared from ranches in the neigborhood of Abilene...
+Program #785/10. Syndicated. "Steve Brady". Music fill for local commercial insert. Flint Burkman i...
|02.18.1938||the lone ranger (0790) panamint nash||
+Program #790/15. Syndicated. "Amy Holcomb". Music fill for local commercial insert.
|02.21.1938||the lone ranger (0791) jim flood's mine|
|02.23.1938||the lone ranger (0792) the missing letter||
+ Program #792/17. Syndicated. "Bill Cody" "Jim Flood". Music fill for local commercial insert. A st...
|03.02.1938||the lone ranger (0795) the apache kid||
+Program #795/20. Syndicated. "The Apache Kid". Music fill for local commercial insert. Tom Reynolds...
|03.07.1938||abe jenkins framed|
|03.07.1938||the lone ranger (0797) jim murdock's mine||
+Program #797/22. Syndicated. "Jim Murdock". Music fill for local commercial insert. After cheating ...
|03.11.1938||the lone ranger (0799) andy beechum, prospector||
+Program #799/11. Syndicated. "Andy Beechum". Music fill for local commercial insert.
|03.14.1938||the lone ranger (0800) homesteader jeb martin||
+ Program #800/25. Syndicated. "Ortega" "Jeb Martin". Music fill for local commercial insert.
|03.16.1938||the lone ranger (0801) amos franklyn, sheepherder||
+Program #801/26. Syndicated. "Amos Franklin". Music fill for local commercial insert. Amos Franklin...
|03.16.1938||cattlemen vs sheep ranchers||
+ The cattlemen of the West banded together to keep the sheep raisers off the rangelands but found t...
|03.21.1938||the lone ranger (0803) pitfall trap||
+Program #802/27. Syndicated. "Jim Burton". Music fill for local commercial insert. Burton and his h...
|03.23.1938||the lone ranger (0804) coming of age||
+Program #804/29. Syndicated. "Zeke Salters". Music fill for local commercial insert. Zeke's house i...
|N/A||the lone ranger xxxx story concerns a stage line owner and bank shipments (128 44)|
|N/A||the lone ranger xxxx story concerns a studious accountant that finds a three cent mistake (128 44)|
|N/A||history of the lone ranger n a|
|N/A||the lone ranger a bullet for tonto n a|
|N/A||the lone ranger a bullet of silver n a|