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"Heroes, Villains and Cows" was a deleted song from Home on the Range sung by the Mariachi Butterflies, who were to serve as narrators before being scrapped. It was originally going to be the opening, but "You Ain't Home on the Range" was chosen at the last minute for the final version of the film. The song also uses live-action footage from various silent era westerns with the butterflies animated over them.

Lyrics

Mariachi Butterflies: (laughing)
Mariachi Butterfly #1: ¡Vamonos!
Mariachi Butterfly #2: Join in, everybody!

Mariachi Butterfly #1: Gather round, señorita, señor
It's the moment you've all been waiting for
Mariachi Butterflies: Pack your troubles and worries away
and we'll play you a sweet serenade

Mariachi Butterfly #2: It's a tale of the wild and woolly west
So sit back and prepare to be impressed

Mariachi Butterflies: 'Cause we've packed it with more than enough
of the stuff of which legends are made

Heroes and Villains
Mariachi Butterfly #2: An exciting stampede and incredible thieves
Mariachi Butterfly #1: Also-
Mariachi Butterfly #2: Life from the prairies and outlaws and cowboys
So gather around in the camp 'cause the sun is going down

Mariachi Butterflies: And there's more than just heroes and villains
Mariachi Butterfly #2: Desperadoes and rangers and all kinds of dangers
Mariachi Butterfly #1: And not to forget-

Mariachi Butterfly #2: Also gunslinging strangers who mulcting to town
Mariachi Butterfly #1: But especially cows

(spoken)
Mariachi Butterfly #2 (Humberto): Wait a second, Jorge. Did you say cows?
Mariachi Butterfly #1 (Jorge): Sí, Humberto, cows. Fantastic heroic cows.
Humberto: Do they stampede?
Jorge: No. But through their pursed severe and bravery, they did things that will shock and amaze you.
Humberto: How cows stampede?
Jorge: I can see I will have to tell you the story myself.
Humberto: What kind of cows doesn't stampede?

Mariachi Butterflies: Heroes and Villains
Humberto: Pioneers and vaqueros and wild pistoleros
Jorge: And also the cows
Humberto: And the busting of broncos and the mighty frontier
And the most and the moment for a start
Jorge: But it's more than just
Mariachi Butterflies: Heroes and villains

Humberto: It's the whole enchilada
from here to Nevada
Jorge: The cows
Humberto: Don't you worry,
we living another
Jorge:The cows
Humberto: The cigarettes, the guns-
Jorge: The cows!
Humberto: deaths and fates

Mariachi Butterflies: And the most important part, heroes and villains...

Jorge: And cows

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Homeontherange
Media
Films: Home on the RangeA Dairy Tale: The Three Little Pigs
Soundtrack: Home on the Range
Video Games: Home on the RangeIt's Hero Time
Books: Disney Read-AlongLittle Golden BookThe Adventures of a Bovine Goddess
Disney Parks
Big Thunder Ranch
Firework: Wonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Characters
MaggieMrs. CallowayGracePearl GesnerSheriff Sam BrownBuckRustyAlameda SlimThe Willie BrothersRicoMr. WesleyJebAudreyOlliePiggiesChicksLarryLucky JackPatrickBarry and BobJunior the Buffalo
Deleted: Mariachi ButterfliesDarlin • Bullets
Songs
You Ain't Home on the RangeLittle Patch of HeavenYodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-OoWill the Sun Ever Shine Again?Magic Carpet RideWherever the Trail May LeadAnytime You Need a FriendHeroes, Villains and Cows (deleted song)
Locations
Dixon RanchLittle Patch of HeavenChugwaterEcho Mine
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Little Patch of Heaven
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