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Ed Bruce Theme From "Bret Maverick" Lyrics

Last updated: 08/13/2010 11:00:00 AM

Words & Music by
Ed Bruce, Glenn Ray & Patsy Bruce


Too many dusty trailtowns, too few and far between
Tired saloons with sawdust-covered floors
Too many one more showdowns and aces over queens
Winning's just a way of keeping score

- Chorus -
My ole pappy always told me your fate is in your hand
Stand pat or draw, it's yours to choose
Luck don't have a thing to do with how you play the game
Maverick didn't come here to lose
Maverick didn't come here to lose

No one recalls the first hand, they all know who won the last
And every man must find his place in time
If all a man can count on is one day pushing up the grass
When I do I lay you odds that grass is mine

(Repeat Chorus)

I 'm tired of leaving nothing, No one ever knows you're gone
Someone's always there to take your seat
I wonder how it feels to hear someone say "glad your home"
Or greet the same ole friends on familiar street

(Repeat Chorus)




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Maverick Didn't Come Here to Lose! | Reviewer: Ronnie Z. McCann | 8/6/10

Bret Maverick has been my favorite fictional western character ever since I was 7 years old, when the TV series "Maverick" debuted. Bart was OK, but Bret truly was Maverick!

As soon as the 1981 pilot for the series "Bret Maverick" played that song sung by Ed Bruce, I knew immediately that would become one of my favorite songs of all time. I really don't know any song that I like any better. The song completely captured the entire nature of the Bret Maverick role and character and summarized in a couple of minutes the gist of all of the Maverick TV shows or the Maverick movie.

The old Maverick theme song that started out, "Who is the tall dark stranger there? Maverick is the name..." was pretty good as far as TV show theme songs go, but "Maverick Didn't Come Here to Lose!" as I like to call it, is a classic. It could have stood on its own if released as a Country single, even if I had never heard of or seen the Maverick TV show.

I rate it 6 stars out of 5 stars!!!