1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) recorded by Frankie Laine introduced July 12, 1952 on Columbia Records #39770
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin, lyrics by Ned Washington.
accompanied by Jimmy Carroll's Orchestra
The Ballad of High Noon was a top-5 hit for Frankie Laine. It was introduced in the dramatic Western film 'High Noon' by Tex Ritter, whose recording did not place in the top-10. 'High Noon,' starring Gary Cooper, who received the best actor Oscar, and Grace Kelly, was directed by Fred Zinnemann. The overall quality of the drama was heightened by the excellence of its Award-winning musical score by Dimitri Tiomkin. The taut, tense, absorbing film is the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by himself.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"He made a vow while in States Prison vowed it would be my life or his'n"