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Beverly Hillbillies

The Ballad of Jed Clampett

TV Theme Song, written by Paul Henning,
Copyright: unknown

Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was shooting at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubbling crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know old Jed's a millionaire,
Kinfolk said Jed move away from there
Said Californy is the place you ought to be
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

Hills, that is.
Swimming pools, movie stars.

The Beverly Hillbillies!

(Played at the end of the TV show)
Well now its time to say good-bye to Jed and all his kin.
And they would like to thank you folks for kindly dropping in.
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heaping helping of their hospitality

Hillbilly that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off.
Y'all come back now, y'hear?