“Rawhide” is a Western song written by Ned Washington (lyrics) and composed by Dimitri Tiomkin in 1958. It was originally recorded by Frankie Laine.
The song was used as the theme to Rawhide, the western television series that ran on CBS from 1959 to 1966. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
The song is about the job of a drover on a cattle drive.