Songs and period correct music played a vital role in the realism and texture of the series.

Listen to orchestral themes written by composers Jerry Goldsmith, Arthur Morton and Alexander Courage as well as the music and songs as performed by the characters on the show.

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Season 1

Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6,
Season 7,
Season 8, Season 9, Specials

The Foundling

  Alternate Waltons theme
  Troubling theme music

The Carnival

  Carnival like theme when a monkey plays outside the children's bedroom window
  The Waltons and the carnival troupe sing "Auld Lang Syne"

The Calf

  Playful and soaring scene change theme

The Sinner

  Jason plays "Camptown Races" on the piano but when Grandma gives him a disapproving look he switche to "The Old Rugged Cross"
  Grandpa and Rev. Forwich sing "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" on the way back from drinking the "recipe" at the Baldwins
  Grandpa leads the congregation in "Just As I Am"

The Boy From the C.C.C.

  Jason plays "Red River Valley" for the funeral of Pete the Racoon

The Ceremony

  A variation on the Waltons theme
  A Jewish style theme

The Legend

  The Waltons and Tip Harrison remember WWI as they sing "K-K-K-Katy", "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" and "Mademoiselle from Armentieres"
  Jason plays the harmonica with Reckless the dog

The Reunion

  Grandpa and the Baldwin ladies sing
  Grandpa, John-Boy and the Baldwins sing "Springtime in the Rockies"
  The Waltons and the Baldwins sing "Let me call you Sweetheart"

The Minstrel

  Jamie, a travelling minstrel sings "(Won't Be) Tomorrow's Child"
  Maude Gormley sings "East Virgina Blues"
  The Walton's Theme with Autoharp heard while the family picks apples
  Jamie sings "The Johnson Boys"
  Jamie sings in "East Virgina Blues"

The Love Story

  John-Boy plays the Appalacian Dulcimer and sings a song for Jenny
  Reprise of John-Boy's love song during Jenny & John-Boy's love affair sequence

The Courtship

  2 tunes on Banjo and fiddle played during the dance hall scene

The Bicycle

  Olivia hums and sings "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"
  Olivia sings at practise in the church choir

The Townie

  Intro theme

An Easter Story

  Grandpa spoofs the lyrics to "Bringing in the Sheaves" and talks about church
  Theme music with tension
  Jason sings his song "The Ironing Board Blues" for the family
  Jason plays the harmonica
  The church family sings "Hallelulah" and Earl Hamner's closing words

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