THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT
Theme from the TV Series "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962-1971)
Jerry Scroggins with Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs (TV Show) - 1962
Flatt & Scruggs - 1963
The Osborne Brothers - 1963
Glen Campbell (Instr.) - 1964
Bill Monroe - 1973
J. D. Crowe & The New South - 1979
Also recorded by:
Johnny Duncan; Flatt & Scruggs; Pam Gadd;
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones; Don Parmley;
Scott Goddard; Wood Brothers; John McKuen;
Nelson Riddle; Bob King; The Bluegrass Boys.
Come 'n listen to my story 'bout a man name Jed
Poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed
An' then one day he was shootin' at some food
An' up through the ground come a-bubblin' crude
Oil that is! Black Gold! Texas Tea!
Well, the first thing you know, ol' Jed's a millionaire
Kin folk said, "Jed move away from there"
Said "California is the place y'oughta to be"
So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly
Hills that is! Swimmin' pools! Movie stars!
Ol' Jed bought a mansion, Lawdy, it was swank
Next door neighbour was pres'dent of the bank
Folks objected, but the banker found no fault
'Cause ol' Jed's millions was a layin' in the vault
Cash that is! Capital gains! Depletion money!
Well, now it's time to say good bye to Jed and all his kin
An' they would like t'thank you folks fer kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of their hospitality
Hillbilly that is! Set a spell! Take your shoes off!
Y'all come back, Y'hear!