Of course the song was made for entertainment purposes, and not meant to be completely factually accurate, but the anniversary is an excuse to talk about a few myths about the legendary man in the tune. Bear-hunting was kind of a trademark for him in his political campaigns. He went because all his life he kept moving West in search of better land and better opportunities as so many people did. An' lose himself in the forests tall, but he answered instead his country's call.
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. 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. He went off to Congress an' served a spell, fixin' up the Govern'ments an' laws as well.
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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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
The Ballad of Davy Crockett Davy Crockett 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' twic't 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!The Ballad of Davy Crockett (Davy Crockett) 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.