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The Fugitive

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Fugitive, 1963-67
William Conrad narrated the opening as follows:
The name: Dr. Richard Kimble. The destination: Death Row, state prison. The irony: Richard Kimble is innocent. Proved guilty, what Richard Kimble could not prove was that moments before discovering his murdered wife's body, he saw a one-armed man running from the vicinity of his home. Richard Kimble ponders his fate as he looks at the world for the last time, and sees only darkness. But in that darkness, fate moves its huge hand.



The show started with Kimble (David Janson), a pediatrician, already on the run for 6 months. This was before most people even knew about computers, and absolutely no cell phones. Police Lieutenant Girard (Barry Morse) was “obsessed with finding Kimble”, as he had been handcuffed to Kimble on the train. Most episodes had Kimble trying to find the one armed man, taking pickup jobs as well as he could with out proper ID papers, and getting away in the nick of time from Gerard.



Ol' Red, Blake Shelton, 2008



Well I caught my wife with another man
And it cost me ninety nine
On a prison farm in Georgia
Close to the Florida line
Well I'd been here for two long years
I finally made the warden my friend
And so he sentenced me to a life of ease
Taking care of Ol Red



Now Ol' Red he's the damnedest dog
That I've ever seen
Got a nose that can smell a two day trail
He's a four legged tracking machine
You can consider yourself mighty lucky
To get past the gators and the quicksand beds
But all these years that I've been here
Ain't nobody got past Red



And the warden sang
Come on somebody
Why don't you run
Ol' Red's itching to have a little fun
Get my lantern
Get my gun
Red'll will have you 'treat 'fore the morning comes



Well I paid off the guard and I slipped out a letter
To my cousin up in Tennessee
Oh and he brought down a blue tick hound
She was pretty as she could be



Well they penned her up in the swampland
'Bout a mile just south of the gate
And I'd take Ol' Red for his evening run
I'd just drop him off and wait



And the warden sang
Come on somebody
Why don't you run
Ol' Red's itching to have a little fun
Get my lantern
Get my gun
Red'll will have you 'treat 'fore the morning comes



Now Ol' Red got real used to seeing
His lady every night
And so I kept him away for three or four days
And waited till the time got right
Well I made my run with the evening sun
And I smiled when I heard them turnRed out
'Cause I was headed north to Tennessee
And Ol' Red was headed south



And the warden sang
Come on somebody
Why don't you run
Ol' Red's itching to have a little fun
Get my lantern
Get my gun
Red'll will have you 'treat 'fore the morning comes



Now there's red haired blue ticks all in the South
Love got me in here and love got me out




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