Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers tell the story of Pecos Bill, an infant who fell out of a covered wagon and was discovered and raised by a family of coyotes. His relationship with the coyotes teaches him survival and, as a result, grows up to become a he-man of the American Desert earning the friendship of a horse named Widowmaker after rescuing him from a flock of buzzards. However, the relationship between man and horse is threatened when Pecos falls in love with a dame named Slue Foot Sue. They plan to wed but the marriage is threatened when Pecos offers Sue a ride on Widowmaker. Written by
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Originally released as an episode in the feature film Melody Time (1948) q.v. See more
Yep, Bill went back to the coyotes, but he never forgot Sue.
[Pecos Bill and Windowmaker are shown on top of a mountain under a full moon
And every night when the moon raised high, he'd lift his voice a mournful cry.
[Bill howls mournfully at the moon
Bewailing the fate of his lady fair, his long-lost love in the sky up there.
[the screen pans to a coyote standing on another mountain. The coyote howls at the moon
So painful was his grief to see, the varmints joined in out of sympathy. And ...