The Fall Guy Theme Song

The Fall Guy was a television program in the eighties (1981-1986), originally broadcast in ABC and starred Lee Majors, Heather Thomas and Douglas Barr. It was about a Hollywood stunt man who was a bounty hunter on the side. He used his skills and knowledge of stunts and effects, especially involving cars, to capture criminals.

“The Unknown Stuntman”

…was the title of the show’s theme song, and was performed by no other than the show’s lead, Lee Majors. It was written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen and David Sommerville.

“The Unknown Stuntman” lyrics

Well, I’m not the kind to kiss and tell
But I’ve been seen with Farrah
I’ve never been seen with anything than a nine
So fine

I’ve been on fire with Sally Field
Gone fast with a girl named Bo
But somehow they did not end up as mine

It’s a death defyin’ life I lead
I take my chances
I die for a living in the movies and TV
But hardest thing I ever do
Is watch my leading ladies
Kiss some other guy
While I’m bandagin’ my knee

I might fall from a tall building
I might roll a brand new car
‘Cause I’m the unknown stuntman
That makes Redford such a star

I’ve never spent much time in school
But I’ve taught ladies plenty
It’s true I hire my body out for pay (hey, hey)

I’ve gotten burned over Cheryl Tiegs
Blown up for Raquel Welch
But when I wind up in the hay,
It’s only hay (hey, hey)

I might jump an open drawbridge
Or Tarzan from a vine
‘Cause I’m the unknown stuntman
That makes Eastwood look so fine

“Farrah,” mentioned in the lyrics, pertained to the late Farrah Fawcett, which was then Lee Majors’ wife.

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