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Classic Rewind – Claude King – ‘Wolverton Mountain’

Claude King, best known for his 1962 #1 hit “Wolverton Mountain” died today after being found unresponsive in his bed. He was 90 years old. King wrote the classic tune with the late Merle Kilgore.

2 responses to “Classic Rewind – Claude King – ‘Wolverton Mountain’

  1. Ken Johnson March 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Sad news but a life well lived.
    I met Claude at one of his shows in the late 1970’s. One of the nicest people that you’d ever want to meet. He could have and should have been a bigger star.

    RIP Claude

  2. Larry W Jones March 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Tribute for Claude King:
    Wolverton Mountain Man (Larry W Jones 03/20/2013) (song#6679)

    Well, I was just a young lad going with the flow
    When I first heard Claude King sing on the radio
    I was at a soda fountain in Louisian
    Listnin’ ‘bout a big bad Wolverton Mountain man

    Now, old man Clowers made good hard liquor brandy
    With a gun and a knife he was mighty handy
    He had a pretty young daughter with raven hair
    But Wolverton bears and birds protected her there

    (instrumental)

    Now I’m an older man and time goes marching on
    And it was in March when I heard Claude King was gone
    I wonder if he ever kissed Clifton’s daughter’s sweet lips
    Or if he married that girl on one of his trips

    I know Claude King climbed up on Wolverton Mountain
    Cause all of his dreams were with that young girl he loved
    He took his chances up on Wolverton Mountain
    It was too lonesome down below than up above

    Well, I was just a young lad going with the flow
    When I first heard Claude King sing on the radio
    Up on that Wolverton Mountain he loved her so

    http://kingwoodkowboy.com/WolvertonMountainMan.html

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