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Dan Smith
Missing rhyme puzzle, "Davy Crockett"

Warning: the stanza is not written in perfectly good English. It is imitating or suggesting a kind of nonstandard English.

In 1954, Walt Disney's television show presented a four-part movie, "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier." Davy Crockett was not very important in U.S. history. The movie was a good story, loosely based on fact.The theme song became a popular song hit.

The U.S. began on the east coast. During the 1800s it expanded westward until it it claimed land all the way to the Pacific ocean. The westward edge was "the frontier," and the first people to move into it were "pioneers" or "frontiersmen." The "winning of the West" has a mythic, epic status in U.S. culture. Some frontiersmen became culture heroes. (In the process, the nation committed injustices by taking land where native Americans were already living).

Clues: 1) "Politickin'" means "engaging in politics." Davy Crockett was a successful politician who served three terms in Congress. The song says he understood that he realized when his political career was over and returned home.

2) The "western march" is a reference to the westward territorial expansion.

3) Crockett was a famous rifleman. A rifle is a weapon with a long barrel that shoots very accurately.

4) Traveling from east to west is sometimes called "following the __________" because of the direction in which the __________ moves.


When he come home, his politickin' __________,

The western march had just __________,

So he packed his gear and his trusty __________

And lit out grinnin' to follow the __________.

Davy, Davy Crockett, Leadin' the pioneer!


You can hear the song at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAVN_n0PljQ

The puzzle stanza begins at 1:14.

If you need more help, the same song, with lyrics on the screen, is at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_XbB0z3UW4

Aug 20, 2016 5:01 PM
Comments · 3

Yes, you're completely right!

Yes, it's a very "catchy tune." Today it might be called an "earworm." 

August 20, 2016

Thank you @Dan for another lovely song and thanks for telling some history about it.It was really interesting and a bonus to my general knowledge.

I listened to the song,It was clearer than the previous one and I got the words in one shot.It was really nice to listen so I listen to it thrice:)

Here are the words-

1-Was done

2-Begun

3-Gun

4-Sun

Am I right??

Thank you:)

August 20, 2016

Yes, it is a catchy tune:)And yes I like the term "Earworm" as it perfectly suits this song.

Thank you Dan:)

August 20, 2016
Dan Smith
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