Thanks to the shameless publicity practices of the 19th century, Davy Crockett became internationally famous for things he didn’t do. He was America’s first international celebrity, almost all of it based on what the great Icelandic historian, Snorri Sturlusson, called “lies and loose talk.”
But the things that Crockett did do, which are not famous–for those things he deserves to be admired. He’s one of those rare historical figures whom, the better you know him, the more you like him.
Long live the memory of Davy Crockett!
8 comments on “‘Song, “The Ballad of Davy Crockett”‘ (2015)”
Remember the song very well. Never read a lot about him, that is, not that I can remember now.
Davy is well worth getting to know better–a genuine hero.
When a kid in school I sang the Davey Crockett song to the auditorium. King of the wild frontier…
That Davy Crockett fad in the 1950s was the biggest fad I’ve ever seen.
He was my hero. He is still a hero to be remembered. Thanks for this video. I’m beginning to forget the good stuff.
Let’s not do that! Every good thing we have is the gift of God.
We need some new heroes of such character.