The Ballad of Davy Crockett

Tennessee Ernie Ford

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publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Walt Disney Music Company, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Tom Blackburn, George Edward Bruns
album: Track 12 in album I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
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length: 2:56

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script: Latin

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Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Raised in the woods so he knew ev'ry tree
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!
In eighteen thirteen the Creeks uprose
Now, Injun fightin' is somethin' he knows,
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!
Off through the woods he's a marchin' along
Itchin' fer fightin' an' rightin' a wrong
Davy, Davy Crockett, the buckskin buccaneer!
Andy Jackson is our gen'ral's name
Them redskin varmints us Volunteers'll tame
Davy, Davy Crockett, the champion of us all!~
Headed back to war from the ol' home place
Fightin' an' burnin' at a devil's pace
Davy, Davy Crockett, trackin' the redskins down!
Fought single-handed through the Injun War
An' while he was handlin' this risky chore
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!
He give his word an' he give his hand
An' the rest of his life he took the stand
Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his promise dear!
Home fer the winter with his family
Bein' the father he wanted to be
Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his young'uns dear!
But the ice went out an' the warm winds came
An' the flowers of Spring filled the woods with flame
Davy, Davy Crockett, headin' on West again!
Off through the woods we're ridin' along
He's ringy as a be 'are an' twict as strong
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!
Lookin' fer a place where the air smells clean
Where the fish is fat in an untouched stream
Davy, Davy Crockett, lookin' fer Paradise!
Now he's lost his love an' his grief was gall
An' lose himself in the forests tall
Davy, Davy Crockett, beginnin' his campaign!
Needin' his help they didn't vote blind
Sent up to Nashville the best they could find
Davy, Davy Crockett, choice of the whole frontier!
The votes were counted an' he won hands down
With his best dress suit still his buckskins brown
Davy, Davy Crockett, the Canebrake Congressman!
He went off to Congress an' served a spell
Took over Washin'ton so we heered tell
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear!
Him an' his jokes travelled all through the land
His politickin' was their favorite brand
Davy, Davy Crockett, helpin' his legend grow!
He knew when he spoke he sounded the knell
But he spoke out strong so hist'ry books tell
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear!
When he come home his politickin' done
So he packed his gear an' his trusty gun
Davy, Davy Crockett, leadin' the pioneer!
He heard of Houston an' Austin so
Where freedom was fightin' another foe
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!
His land is biggest an' his land is best
He's ahead of us all meetin' the test
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!

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Track Listing

  • 1 Blackberry Boogie
  • 2 False Hearted Girl
  • 3 Hambone
  • 4 Hey Mr. Cotton Picker
  • 5 Kissin' Bug Boogie
  • 6 Mule Train
  • 7 Hog Tied Over You
  • 8 My Grandfather's Clock
  • 9 Smokey Mountain Boogie
  • 10 Tennessee Stud
  • 11 Anticipation Blues
  • 12 The Ballad of Davy Crockett
  • 13 Sixteen Tons
  • 14 You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry
  • 15 Trouble in Mind
  • 16 The Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • 17 Dixie
  • 18 Stonewall Jackson's Way
  • 19 Maryland My Maryland
  • 20 River of No Return
  • 21 Take Me Home Country Roads