Beverly Hillbillies TV Show Theme

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

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know ol' 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.
Swimmin pools, movie stars.

The Beverly Hillbillies!

Sung at the end of the show:.

Well now its time to say good-bye to Jed and all his kin.
And they would like to 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 now, y'hear?

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Information About Beverly Hillbillies TV Show Theme

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American television series, from 1962 to 1971, about how the lives of a hillbilly family completely change after they find oil on their land, becoming rich and then moving to Beverly Hills in California.

"The Ballad of Jed Clampett" is the name of the Beverly Hillbillies TV Show theme tune, which was penned by writer and producer Paul Henning and originally performed by Bluegrass artists Flatt and Scruggs and sung by country singer Jerry Scoggins.

Flatt and Scruggs went on to record their own version of the song which was released In 1962 and reached #44 on the Billboard pop charts and hit #1 on the country charts.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

One of the sponsors of the Beverly Hillbillies was Kelloggs and this version has "Kelloggs" at the end

Come along and visit with the Clampitt family,
As they learn the simple pleasures of the hills of Beverly.
That includes the sponsers,
sponsers of each week.
Brought to you from Kelloggs,
Kelloggs of Battle Creek!
With a K-E-L-L-Oh-double good
Kelloggs best for you!

Here's a parody to the original theme song that mentions the general feelings of the Beverly Hills community in the movie

Ol' Jed bought a mansion. Lawdy it was swank
Next door neighbor was president of the bank,
Lotsa 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!

Here's another parody that uses the government, oil and the middle east

A poor politician trying to keep from bein' bored
Then one day peak oil was in the news.
Where we gonna find that bubblin' crude?

Oil that is, black gold, texas tea.

Well the first thing you know George called his
They all said George, we're getting kinda scared.
Said Haliburton are the folks you ought to see.
So they loaded up the troops and bombed the
Middle East.

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Chloe, Canada

15 August 2014 at 12:41am

I'm so glad bussongs has this song thanks to kididdles!

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Miguel, Iran, Islamic Republic of

20 April 2014 at 1:10am

I am hoping this story will be part of the new seaosn, it would be great to see Taylor squirm.Of all the housewives, it is her that I do not care for. There is just something about her that is not likable and I like her husband even less.I thought the birthday party was ridiculous, especially when Taylor stood in the middle of the table for a picture. The party was definitely about her and not her daughter. Her daughter, like any child that age, would have been happy with a few friends, hotdogs, balloons and cake.I guess with the lawsuit, Taylor will have to curb her spending at Tiffany's. ~Pauline

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Arlow, United States

15 December 2012 at 5:24pm

What is the name of the music that is played by Flatt and Scruggs when Ellie Mae Clampett comes down the stairs? Where can I find it?

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Bob, United States

29 March 2012 at 6:15pm

The Beverly hillbillies was and is the best show in my heart that was ever made.

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Pearel, Turkey

1 December 2011 at 7:24pm

i love this show it is so funny

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Dan, United States

29 March 2011 at 1:36am

would like to find the chords and tabs for this song. Great pub song.

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Charly, United States

5 December 2010 at 5:59am

Lester Flatt was from the small town of Sparta, Tennessee.

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Rebecca, Akron Ohio

21 August 2010 at 12:50am

I also would like to hear the instrumental played on the beverly hillbillies when elly mae is at the cement pond. It was very pretty music.

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Rozanne, Hamburg Us

9 July 2010 at 10:53am

this show was one of the best ever. Too bad there are not more comedies like this one on tv today. Clean and wholesome

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Gary, Clearwater Florida Usa

29 May 2010 at 9:58am

I'm trying to hear that Ellie Mae in her bathing suit, by the Cement Pond song. It was an instrumental, no words, I think played on guitars. Can anyone help me find it.

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Susan, Williamstown, Vt

28 January 2010 at 5:42pm

I believe the song was written by Flatt & Scruggs, but actually sung by someone else. The name escapes me as I only have dvd's that play a piece of the music minus the lyrics, etc. and do not show the name of the singer. Anyone?

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Elaine, Astoria, N.y.

11 September 2009 at 4:43pm

so many years later i still love the show, it makes me laugh and appriciate the good old times.hurray for the hillbillies!0

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Trent, Ozark, Arkansas

22 May 2009 at 1:48am

iv been watchin this show for many many yurs and i still watch it now. its a great tv show.

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Kiley, Cambridge Mn

25 April 2009 at 8:35pm

i love flatt and scruggs!

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Fred, Chicago

23 February 2009 at 4:51pm

Sweety! I love u!

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