Have Gun – Will Travel is a well-known American western TV-show, which was released by CBS in 1957. The series aired until 1963, and the radio version of it debuted in 1958. What was special about the show, it became successful on radio as well, which happened to very few shows of those times. Anyway, TV-script adaptations performed on radio were loved by the audience. The story of Paladin was also considered one of the most popular shows of the fifties.
The show's soundtrack, "The Ballad of Paladin", was written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, and program creator Sam Rolfe. Johnny performed the song, which still remains one of the most iconic western soundtracks.
The fully recorded version, sung by Johnny Western, opening with the refrain and with a second verse never heard on the television series may be heard in this video: