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Fantastic Mr. Fox movie - The Ballad of Davy Crockett

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Lyrics: Tom Blackburn<br>

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Born on a mountain top in Tennessee<br>

Greenest state in the land of the free<br>

Raised in the woods so he knew ev'ry tree<br>

Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!<br>

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In eighteen thirteen the Creeks uprose<br>

Addin' redskin arrows to the country's woes<br>

Now, Injun fightin' is somethin' he knows,<br>

So he shoulders his rifle an' off he goes<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!<br>

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Off through the woods he's a marchin' along<br>

Makin' up yarns an' a singin' a song<br>

Itchin' fer fightin' an' rightin' a wrong<br>

He's ringy as a b'ar an' twict as strong<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, the buckskin buccaneer!<br>

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Andy Jackson is our gen'ral's name<br>

His reg'lar soldiers we'll put to shame<br>

Them redskin varmints us Volunteers'll tame<br>

'Cause we got the guns with the sure-fire aim<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, the champion of us all!<br>

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Headed back to war from the ol' home place<br>

But Red Stick was leadin' a merry chase<br>

Fightin' an' burnin' at a devil's pace<br>

South to the swamps on the Florida Trace<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, trackin' the redskins down!<br>

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Fought single-handed through the Injun War<br>

Till the Creeks was whipped an' peace was in store<br>

An' while he was handlin' this risky chore<br>

Made hisself a legend for evermore<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!<br>

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He give his word an' he give his hand<br>

That his Injun friends could keep their land<br>

An' the rest of his life he took the stand<br>

That justice was due every redskin band<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his promise dear!<br>

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Home fer the winter with his family<br>

Happy as squirrels in the ol' gum tree<br>

Bein' the father he wanted to be<br>

Close to his boys as the pod an' the pea<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his young'uns dear!<br>

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But the ice went out an' the warm winds came<br>

An' the meltin' snow showed tracks of game<br>

An' the flowers of Spring filled the woods with flame<br>

An' all of a sudden life got too tame<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, headin' on West again!<br>

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Off through the woods we're ridin' along<br>

Makin' up yarns an' singin' a song<br>

He's ringy as a b'ar an' twict as strong<br>

An' knows he's right 'cause he ain' often wrong<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!<br>

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Lookin' fer a place where the air smells clean<br>

Where the trees is tall an' the grass is green<br>

Where the fish is fat in an untouched stream<br>

An' the teemin' woods is a hunter's dream<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, lookin' fer Paradise!<br>

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Now he's lost his love an' his grief was gall<br>

In his heart he wanted to leave it all<br>

An' lose himself in the forests tall<br>

But he answered instead his country's call<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, beginnin' his campaign!<br>

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Needin' his help they didn't vote blind<br>

They put in Davy 'cause he was their kind<br>

Sent up to Nashville the best they could find<br>

A fightin' spirit an' a thinkin' mind<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, choice of the whole frontier!<br>

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The votes were counted an' he won hands down<br>

So they sent him off to Washin'ton town<br>

With his best dress suit still his buckskins brown<br>

A livin' legend of growin' renown<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, the Canebrake Congressman!<br>

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He went off to Congress an' served a spell<br>

Fixin' up the Govern'ments an' laws as well<br>

Took over Washin'ton so we heered tell<br>

An' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear!<br>

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Him an' his jokes travelled all through the land<br>

An' his speeches made him friends to beat the band<br>

His politickin' was their favorite brand<br>

An' everyone wanted to shake his hand<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, helpin' his legend grow!<br>

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He knew when he spoke he sounded the knell<br>

Of his hopes for White House an' fame as well<br>

But he spoke out strong so hist'ry books tell<br>

An' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear!<br>

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When he come home his politickin' done<br>

The western march had just begun<br>

So he packed his gear an' his trusty gun<br>

An' lit out grinnin' to follow the sun<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, leadin' the pioneer!<br>

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He heard of Houston an' Austin so<br>

To the Texas plains he jest had to go<br>

Where freedom was fightin' another foe<br>

An' they needed him at the Alamo<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!<br>

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His land is biggest an' his land is best<br>

From grassy plains to the mountain crest<br>

He's ahead of us all meetin' the test<br>

Followin' his legend into the West<br>

Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!<br>

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