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Davy Crockett
The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Origineel gezongen door
Componist George Bruns
Lyrics door Thomas W. Blackburn
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"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" is een liedje uit 1954. De muziek is gemaakt door George Bruns en de tekst door Thomas W. Blackburn.

Het lied werd gebruikt voor de miniserie Davy Crockett in het televisieprogramma Disneyland op de Amerikaanse televisie. Het lied is voor het eerst opgenomen door Bill Hayes, daarna is het ook opgenomen door Fess Parker en Tennesse Ernie Ford. In totaal zijn er nu meer dan 20 versies opgenomen.

Het lied of de televisieserie is helaas nooit in het Nederlands uitgebracht.

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Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, 
greenest state in the land of the free 
Raised in the woods so's he knew ev'ry tree, 
kilt him a b'ar when he was only three 
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier! 

In eighteen thirteen the Creeks uprose, addin' 
redskin arrows to the country's woes 
Now, Injun fightin' is somethin' he knows, 
so he shoulders his rifle an' off he goes 
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear! 

Off through the woods he's a marchin' along, 
makin' up yarns an' a singin' a song 
Itchin' fer fightin' an' rightin' a wrong, 
he's ringy as a b'ar an' twic't as strong 
Davy, Davy Crockett, the buckskin buccaneer! 

Andy Jackson is our gen'ral's name, 
his reg'lar soldiers we'll put to shame 
Them redskin varmints us Volunteers'll tame, 
'cause we got the guns with the sure-fire aim
Davy, Davy Crockett, the champion of us all! 

Headed back to war from the ol' home place, 
but Red Stick was leadin' a merry chase 
Fightin' an' burnin' at a devil's pace, 
south to the swamps on the Florida Trace 
Davy, Davy Crockett, trackin' the redskins down! 

Fought single-handed through the Injun War, 
till the Creeks was whipped an' peace was in store 
An' while he was handlin' this risky chore, 
made hisself a legend for evermore 
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier! 

He give his word an' he give his hand, 
that his Injun friends could keep their land 
An' the rest of his life he took the stand, 
that justice was due every redskin band 
Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his promise dear! 

Home fer the winter with his family, 
happy as squirrels in the ol' gum tree 
Bein' the father he wanted to be, close to his boys as the pod an' the pea 
Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his young'uns dear! 

But the ice went out an' the warm winds came,
an' the meltin' snow showed tracks of game 
An' the flowers of Spring filled the woods with flame, 
an' all of a sudden life got too tame 
Davy, Davy Crockett, headin' on West again! 

Off through the woods we're ridin' along, makin' 
up yarns an' singin' a song 
He's ringy as a b'ar an' twict as strong, 
an' knows he's right 'cause he ain' often wrong 
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear! 

Lookin' fer a place where the air smells clean, 
where the trees is tall an' the grass is green 
Where the fish is fat in an untouched stream, 
an' the teemin' woods is a hunter's dream 
Davy, Davy Crockett, lookin' fer Paradise! 

Now he's lost his love an' his grief was gall, 
in his heart he wanted to leave it all 
An' lose himself in the forests tall, 
but he answered instead his country's call 
Davy, Davy Crockett, beginnin' his campaign! 

Needin' his help they didn't vote blind, 
They put in Davy 'cause he was their kind 
Sent up to Nashville the best they could find, 
a fightin' spirit an' a thinkin' mind 
Davy, Davy Crockett, choice of the whole frontier! 

The votes were counted an' he won hands down, 
so they sent him off to Washin'ton town 
With his best dress suit still his buckskins brown, 
a livin' legend of growin' renown 
Davy, Davy Crockett, the Canebrake Congressman! 

He went off to Congress an' served a spell, fixin' 
up the Govern'ments an' laws as well 
Took over Washin'ton so we heered tell, 
an' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell 
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear! 

Him an' his jokes travelled all through the land, 
an' his speeches made him friends to beat the band 
His politickin' was their favorite brand, 
an' everyone wanted to shake his hand 
Davy, Davy Crockett, helpin' his legend grow! 

He knew when he spoke he sounded the knell, 
of his hopes for White House an' fame as well 
But he spoke out strong so hist'ry books tell, 
an' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell 
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear! 

When he come home his politickin' done, 
the western march had just begun 
So he packed his gear an' his trusty gun, 
an' lit out grinnin' to follow the sun 
Davy, Davy Crockett, leadin' the pioneer! 

He heard of Houston an' Austin so,
to the Texas plains he jest had to go 
Where freedom was fightin' another foe, 
an' they needed him at the Alamo 
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear! 

His land is biggest an' his land is best,
from grassy plains to the mountain crest 
He's ahead of us all meetin' the test,
followin' his legend into the West 
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!