Davy Crockett [Parody] Born in a tenement at Gorbals Cross, Of all the Teddy boys he was the boss, Got him a slasher five feet wide, Chopped up his mother and dumped her in the Clyde. Davy Crewcut, Davy Crewcut, King of the Teddy boy gang. ____________________________________________________ Opies Lore 120: "Very similar versions, Glasgow and Edinburgh, May 1956; Perth, January 1957; Brentwood, July 1957." Cf. another similar text in Dorothy K. Haynes, "They Sing in the Evening" (on songs in a girls' orphanage), Saltire Review V. no. 15 (Summer 1958), 30-36; differences are: 1.1 in Bothwell Cross 1.3-4 Had a razor six feet wide,/ Slashed all his victims and threw them in the Clyde. (Chorus omitted.) The Walt Disney film Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, of whose theme song this is a parody, was released 2 April 1956. note: In the eastern US they were singing: "Betty, Betty Crocker Queen of the A & P" RG MS
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