The Ballad Of Davey Crockett Various Artists
[G]Born on a mountain top in [C]Tenness[G]ee,
[G]Greenest state in the la[A]nd of the f[D]ree.
[G]Raised in the woods so he [C]knew every [Am]tree
[D7]Killed him a "bar" when he was only [G]three.
[G]Davey, [C]Davey C[G]rockett, [D]king of the [D7]wild f[G]rontier.
[G]Fought single handed through the [C]Indian [G]war,
[G]Till' the Creeks were whipped and [A]peace was in [D]store,
Wh[G]ile he was handling this [C]risky [Am]chore,
[D7]made himself a legend forever [G]more.
[G]Davey, [C]Davey C[G]rockett, [D]the man who [D7]don't know [G]fear.
(rest of lyrics, same chord pattern)
He went off to Congress and served a spell,
fixin' up the government and laws as well,
he took over Washington so I hear tell
and patched up the crack in the Liberty bell.
Davey, Davey Crockett, seeing his duty clear.
When he come home, his politickin' done,
why the westward march had just begun,
so he packed his gear and his trusty gun
and lit out a grinnin' to follow the sun.
Davey, Davey Crockett, a leadin' a pioneer.
He heard of Houston and Austin and so,
to the Texas plains he just had to go,
their freedom was fightin' another foe
and they needed him at the Alamo!
Davey, Davey Crockett, king of the wild frontier...
A nice song popular to everyone (1955) sang by Fess Parker.
T. Armstrong April 1997