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The Ballad of Davy Crockett [Bruns/Blackburn]

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Lyrics

He was born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Greenest state in the Land of the Free
Raised in the woods so he knew every tree
Killed himself a bear when
He was only three
Davy, Davy Crocket
King of the wild frontier

He was a cardfan man
His life was worthy
He had love in his hands
And his hands were dirty
And the sky turned to fire
On the day of his birth

Now he lost his love and
His grief was gall
In his heart he wanted to leave it all
And lose himself in the forest tall
But answered instead his country's call
Davy, Davy Crocket
King of the wild frontier

He was a mighty big man
In a mighty big land
Had a mighty big heart
And mighty big hand
When his country called
He met the demand

Fought single-handed through the Injun War
Till the creeks was swept
And peace was in store
And while he was handlin this risky chore
Made himself a legend forevermore
Davy, Davy Crocket
King of the wild frontier

At night he walked to the woods alone
Winding his beard
Way back home
A hero's curse, a man alone

Looking for a place where
The air smells clean
Where the tree is tall and
The grass is green
Where the fish is fat in
An untouched stream
And teemin' woods is a hunter's dream
Hey, Davy, Davy Crocket
King of the wild frontier

He was a big, big man
Davy, Davy Crocket
King of the wild frontier
He sure loved those woods
Davy, Davy Crocket
King of the wild frontier
Mmm, Davy

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Notes

1954 ballad, w/ words by Thomas W. Blackburn & music by George Bruns. First recorded by Fess Parker, who played Davy Crockett in Disney's 1954 TV series and 1955 film.



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