Hi Ho Silver

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"Hi Ho Silver"
Single by Jim Diamond
from the album Desire for Freedom
Released8 February 1986
Formatvinyl record (7"/12")
Recorded1986
GenrePop Rock
Length7" 4.06 / 12" 4.48
LabelA&M
Writer(s)Jim Diamond, Chris Parren
ProducerJim Diamond
Jim Diamond singles chronology
"Remember I Love You"
(1985)
"Hi Ho Silver"
(1986)
"Young Love (Carry Me Away)"
(1986)
 
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"Hi Ho Silver"
Single by Jim Diamond
from the album Desire for Freedom
Released8 February 1986
Formatvinyl record (7"/12")
Recorded1986
GenrePop Rock
Length7" 4.06 / 12" 4.48
LabelA&M
Writer(s)Jim Diamond, Chris Parren
ProducerJim Diamond
Jim Diamond singles chronology
"Remember I Love You"
(1985)
"Hi Ho Silver"
(1986)
"Young Love (Carry Me Away)"
(1986)

"Hi Ho Silver" is a number five hit in 1986 by Scottish singer/songwriter Jim Diamond. It is best known for being the theme song for Boon. The song was from Diamond's second solo studio album Desire for Freedom.

Although many people believe that Diamond wrote the song especially for Boon, he actually wrote it in memory of his father who had died the previous year.

Diamond was approached by Central Television in 1985 to write and record the theme song for a new television drama series. Diamond at first declined the offer but Central were persistent. He told them to send a script of the pilot episode so he could read it over. The script was headed "Ken Boon - Fireman". This instantly had him intrigued and he felt that he should do it. His father had been a firefighter for many years. The songs lyrics explain how Jim's father had "rescued" him on many occasions when he was down on his luck and how he regarded his father as The Lone Ranger and his hero.