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Thread #128191   Message #2867368
Posted By: cobber
18-Mar-10 - 11:31 PM
Thread Name: Obit:Fess Parker: Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone 2010
Subject: RE: Obit: Fess Parker: Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone
We had the hats when I was a kid in England but the really cool thing was the Davy Crockett hair cut. You had your hair swept up and back in a sort of Bouffant style that looked something like a coonskin hat. The really cool thing though was the little tail down the back. My fifth grade teacher, Mr Lusher, had one and we were soooo impressed. How could somebody so old (he must have been all of twenty three)be so switched on. His tail grew to be about four inches long before he finally cut it off, much to our disgust.around 1980 I wrote and recorded a song that was directly inspired by Fess Parker's portreayal of Davy Crockett.
When I was ten years old things seemed so simple
Everything was either wrong or right
My Daddy fought the war to keep the Germans from our door
Davy Crockett was my hero
He showed us how to fight

But where are you now Davy Crockett
Singing through the hills of Tennessee
If you came back today would you still do things your way
Or would you be just as confused as me

A giant of a man was Davy Crockett
Striding through my childhood with a song
Solving people's cares, shooting Indians and bears
Walking off into the sunset to right another wrong

But where are you now...

Things are different today, Davy Crockett
Nothing's right or wrong or white or black
There's just different shades of grey to choose between today
So you rode off with the Lone Ranger
And you won't be coming back

But where are you now...

RIP Fess and thanks for the memories