Cuddled A Bar, When He Was Only Three?

When I was but a scrap of a lad, one of my ‘big heroes’ was Davy Crockett.

Back then, of course, I’d no idea his Ulster-Scots family came from Strabane, whence one wing of my kin came too, from the Holly Hill area.



Strabane, County Tyrone, Ulster


Maybe we were cousins!


Fess Parker played him in the movie, which one or both of my parents took me to, on at the Avon or the Vogue, can’t recall which one, in Stratford.

We drove in from the farm and I was good as gold all day before we went, to ensure the treat would materialise as promised.


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I learned the theme song, word for word, and treasured the Classic Comic version, brandishing my .22 rifle as I sang about how he…


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 ‘…killed him a bar, when he was only three!’ 


Gott im Himmel preserve me nowadays, if I sang that line in Limburg, Hessen, Germany. 

Vegan’s protest leads town hall to ban kids’ song about fox being shot

Some demented ‘vegan’ dummkopf took exception to the Town Hall’s glockenspiel playing a traditional song!

Fuchs,Du hast die Gans gestohlen – “Fox, you stole the Goose”. That is, it included the folk tune until a vegan woman complained.

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Big deal.

That’s what one does with foxes that break into hen-houses or wherever a goose might dwell,

But the very thought of the fox getting its just desserts was too upsetting for the dingbat female.

Incredibly,the Limburg city fathers knuckled hall leader Marius Hahn banned the song for the first time from the list, not wanting to be a ‘monster’ to the woman.

A monster…? Seriously?

It makes me want to reach for my trusty old .22, when muesli-munching morons are thus appeased.

No doubt we’ll see such kow-towing to creeps soon spread, to Britain, where nostalgic renderings of Run Rabbit Run will be outlawed…

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….and to North America, to silence renderings in Tennessee bars(bars, not bears!) by American equivalents of me, of the Crockett song.

Mind you, the rest of that song, about how a tribe of Red Indians, the Creeks, ‘was whipped and the peace was restored…’


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…is also likely to stir up PC pinkos.


Off we go, the Brave New Millenium, only 17 years in, and it’s back to the Inquisition