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Davy Crockett
Royal 1611
 
    
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Davy Crockett
 
ID: 17113
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

LabelRoyal
WEB SITE www.royal-records.com
Label information
Grid list of Royal recordings
Number1611
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration3:57
MediaMP3
Artist(s)
Hunter Keller (picture)     recordings by Hunter Keller

Hunter Keller

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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
The greenest state in the land of the free

Boys star right roll it one time you see
Left allemande and weave the ring
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads (Sides) Square Thru 4
Right & left thru, veer left
Couples circulate, chain down the line
Pass the ocean, all 8 circulate
Swing the corner girl, promenade
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
The greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew every tree
Killed him a bear when he was only three

Allemande left and weave the ring
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier


CLOSER    Basic

4 boys promenade the ring one time around
Come back swing the girl at home you found
Join your hands circle left in a ring
Left allemande and weave around the ring
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier
Daveyyyyy, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier


TAG

King of the wild frontier
 
Lyrics

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The Ballad Of Davy Crockett Lyrics ID: 1618

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' twict 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!

Lyrics by Tom Blackburn and George Bruns.
Recorded by The Sons Of The Pioneers; Tennessee Ernie Ford.
 

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