According to the song, the famous man who was born on a mountain top in Tennessee was Davy Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836). Crockett became an American folk hero. Plus he was a frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". During his life, he was able to represent the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served in the U.S. Congress before he joined the Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836).

Concerning the song ("The Ballad of Davy Crockett"), it is a song with music by George Bruns and lyrics by Thomas W. Blackburn. It was introduced on ABC's television series "Disneyland" in October 1954. Fess Parker is shown performing the song on a log cabin set in frontiersman clothes. He is accompanied by a group of similarly attired musicians. The song was later used with the Disneyland TV miniseries "Davy Crockett", which was first telecast in December 1954. Parker played the role of Davy Crockett until the show ended in 1955.

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