"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, and also to introduce the Mariachi Butterflies in this film as they would have been the first characters to appear onscreen, but "You Ain't Home on the Range" was chosen at the last minute for the final version of the film. As a result, the butterflies were cut in the final version, causing the song to be deleted.

The song also uses live-action footage from various silent era westerns with the butterflies animated over them.


Mariachi Butterflies: (laughing)
Jorge: ¡Vamonos!
Umberto: Join in, everybody!

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

Umberto: 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
Umberto: An exciting stampede and incredible things
Jorge: Also-
Umberto: Life from the prairies and outlaws and cowboys
So gather around in the camp, as the sun is going down

Mariachi Butterflies: And there's more than just heroes and villains
Umberto: Desperadoes and rangers and all kinds of dangers
Jorge: And not to forget-

Umberto: Also gunslinging strangers who mosey into town
Jorge: But especially cows

Umberto: Wait a second, Jorge. Did you say cows?
Jorge: Sí, Umberto, cows. Fantastic heroic cows.
Umberto: Do they stampede?
Jorge: No. But through their pursed severe and bravery, they did things that will shock and amaze you.
Umberto: All cows stampede.
Jorge: I can see I will have to tell you the story myself.
Umberto: What kind of cow doesn't stampede?

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

Umberto: It's the whole enchilada
from here to Nevada
Jorge: No cows?
Umberto: Don't you worry,
we're living off nada
Jorge: The cows
Umberto: The cigarettes, the guns-
Jorge: Cows!
Umberto: Deaths and fate

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

Jorge: And cows!

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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
MaggieMrs. CallowayGracePearl GesnerSheriff Sam BrownBuckRustyAlameda SlimThe Willie BrothersRicoMr. WesleyJebAudreyOlliePiggiesChicksLarryLucky JackPatrickBarry and BobJunior the Buffalo
Deleted: Mariachi ButterfliesDarlin • Bullets
You Ain't Home on the RangeLittle Patch of HeavenHome on the RangeYodel-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)
Dixon RanchLittle Patch of HeavenChugwaterEcho Mine
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Little Patch of Heaven
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