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I still have the RCA story record set with the text and the Disney
drawings. I have it and a few other story sets still, but Pecos Bill
will be mine as long as I live. The first "movie" that I remember that
made me cry.
"Pecos Bill" has always been a favorite of mine strictly because
of the music. Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers opened the segment
in live action, around a campfire. Roy eases into Pecos' story when
he discovers there might be some in the campfire group who don't know
his legend. Each member of the Pioneers has a line of dialogue or two
before they launch into the animated tale. There's nothing deep or subliminal
about "Pecos," just a good old fashioned yarn.
The only part about the segment that didn't make any sense to me
as a little kid was when "Sluefoot Sue" comes into Bill's life. I thought
it was amusing that Widowmaker got rid of the woman in Bill's life so
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