I'll tell you of a fight that I had with Davy Crockett.
Half coon, half horse half sky rocket.
I was going along the other day A-going out a-hunting
I met Colonel David a-going out a cooning.
He said Colonel David how you going a hunting without any gun. Pompous Mash, Come go along with Davy He'll show you how to grin a coon crazy.
He grinned on it a little while And thought he must be dead.
He thought he seen the bark fly All around the creatures head.
They both went up, and the truth to discover
(Skipped on tape—And may the devil roast old Pompi Mash's liver.) If it wasn't a pine knot as big as a barrel.
"Ha, Ha, sez I, said David Crockett is that what you call a Squirrelly?
He hush up your calf and don't begin to laugh I'll pin back your ears, and bite you in half.
He puffed and he blowed like a Alabama steamer Says he, Colonel David, I'm a Tennessee Screamer.
He laid down his gun, likewise his ammunition.
Said he, "Colonel David, I'll cool your ambition.
Then we both locked horns, and I thought my breath was gone.
For I was never hugged so tight since the hour I was born. (Skipped on tape—We fought about half a day And then agreed to stop it
For I was badly whipped, and so was Davy Crockett.)
Then we both did agree that we would let each other be For I was hard for him, and so was he for me.
Recited by Mrs. Will Redden Collected by Ellen G. Ledbetter Quinton, Okla.
For M. C. Parler June 25, 1960
Reel 386, Item 3
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