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Thread #38359   Message #538867
Posted By: Mark Clark
31-Aug-01 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Farewell to the Mountains (Davy Crockett)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell by Davy Crockett
The first version posted by Dicho is from the Walt Disney film starring Fess Parker and Buddy Epson. I assume the melody was composed for the film.

I'm delighted to learn that Crockett actually wrote the poem. I had always assumed the whole thing was made up by Hollywood so they could throw a song into the middle of an otherwise "cool" western. As a kid, I always hated that. The bad part of Martin & Lewis films (for a kid) was when Martin would sing.

Thanks Guest,BigDaddy for starting the thread.

      - Mark