The Talegate Podcast

🎵 The Slightly-More-Accurate Ballad of Davy Crockett 🎵

May 16, 2022 Harrison the Florida Man & Aaron the Cheesehead Season 2
The Talegate Podcast
🎵 The Slightly-More-Accurate Ballad of Davy Crockett 🎵
Show Notes Transcript

Enjoy this parody of The Ballad of Davy Crockett, lovingly dubbed The Slightly-More-Accurate Ballad of Davy Crockett featured in last week's episode!

Mat Jones - Guitar
Aaron Sherry - Vocals
Kahlil Nelson - Vocals
Harrison Foreman - Vocals, Harmonica, Lyrics & Editing

Davy Crockett is voiced by Kahlil Nelson. Kahlil is a museum professional, tour guide, and Tiki enthusiast. You can follow him on Instagram @realkahlil and book a tour with him if you are in the Los Angeles area!  Give us a follow on Instagram @thetalegatepodcast.  Tell us stories of your own encounters & any local legends you would like us to explore, or reach out if you would fancy a guest spot on our show or would like to feature us on yours by shooting an email to!

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The Slightly More Accurate Ballad of Davy Crockett 

Borned in Franklin, which is now history

An unsanctioned state in the land of the free.

Which rejoined North Carolina territory

Before assimilating to the state of Tennessee

Davy, Davy Crockett, His home-state ain’t so clear

He served as a scout the “Injun War”

A name is so racist that it’s hard to ignore

The Creeks were wrongfully shown the door

As the whiteman stole all their land and more - (Ah geez)

Davy, Davy Crockett, enlisted by profiteers  

I gave my word and I gave my hand

That the Native Americans could keep their land

But Andrew Jackson had other plans

So ol’ Davy drew his line in the sand

Davy, Davy Crockett, ready to campaign-smear

Fightin’ to keep his promise intact,

He opposed the Indian Removal Act

But support from his delegates, he would lack

Then they voted out Davy, like a kick in the sack

Davy, Davy Crockett, fightin’ the Trail of Tears

As Jackson stepped down, he endorsed a friend,

Martin “the mutton-chopped” Van Buren

Davy had enough and joined the Texans

To try to steal land from the Mexicans? (Oh, c'mon!)

Davy, Davy Crockett, the Texan Musketeer

I traveled south, as south could go

Enlisting with Defenders at the Alamo

Our troops were overwhelmed and, whatddyaknow,

We crumbled like the old walls of Jericho

Davy, Davy Crockett, the legend died right here.

Davy, Davy Crockett, the legend died right here.

The Legend 

Died Right 


Remember the Alamo!