6 pages | PDF | 1.5 MBHigh Noon by Tex Ritter is a song composed by Ned Washington with music by Dimitri Tiomkin. It is written in the key of E♭ major and C minor, and consists of 94 measures. It is a popular and stirring tune, which is recognizable even to listeners who are not familiar with the song. The song has a classic cowboy style, and its upbeat melody is punctuated by snare drums and electric guitar riffs, creating a tension that drives the song forward. The lyrics keep the same themes of courage and the bravery of facing difficult challenges that the time of high noon is known for. The song has been used in several iconic Western films and television shows, and has become an enduring symbol of American culture.