by Baxter Black
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Hollywood made movies that portrayed the Code of the West,
And Roy Rogers and Trigger were surely two of the best.
They taught a generation how to tell right from wrong,
And they left ‘em a trail to follow, and did it all with a song.
Now, we praise the brilliant directors and the actors who drew in the crowd,
And all of the sidekicks and stunt men who made real cowboys proud.
I grant they all deserve credit for making the movies so good,
But let me tell ya…Hollywood didn’t make Trigger;
Trigger made Hollywood.
© Baxter Black