The ballad of Davy Crocket   (midi)

 

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Davy, Davy Crockett, the king of the wild frontier !

 

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1. Born on a mountain top in Tennessee,

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the Greenest state in the Land of the Free,

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raised in the woods sos he knew ev'ry tree,

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and kilt him a b'ar when he was only three.

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Davy, Davy Crockett, the king of the wild frontier !

 

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2. He fought single-handed through the Injun War,

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till the Creeks was whipped an' peace was in store.

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An' while he was handlin' this risky chore,

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he made hisself a legend for evermore

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Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!

 

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3. Oh, when he lost his love, his grief was gall,

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in his heart he wanted to leave it all,

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and lose hisself in the forests tall,

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but he answered instead his country's call.

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Davy, Davy Crockett, the choice of the whole frontier !

 

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4. He went off to Congress and served a spell,

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fixin' up the Govern'ments an' laws as well,

 

 

 

 

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took over Washington so we heered tell,

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and patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell.

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Davy, Davy Crockett, serving his country well !

 

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5. When he come home, his politickin' done,

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while the big western march had just begun,

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he packed up his gear an' his trusty gun,

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an' lit out a-grinnin' to follow the sun.

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Davy, Davy Crockett, leadin' the pioneer!

 

(original moves up half a note to capo 3rd here)

 

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6. His land is biggest an' his land is best,

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from grassy plains to the mountain crest.

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He's ahead of us all a-meetin' the test,

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and followin' his legend right into the West.

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Davy, Davy Crockett, the king of the wild frontier !

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King of the wild frontier!

 

(orig. = capo 2nd; midi = capo 3rd) (Bill Hayes)