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,
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