What follows is the complete Wikipedia entry for the song, "Wolverton Mountain," surely one of the high points of Western cultural achievement. The piece is frankly an embarassment, considering the grandeur of the subject. It is my plan to update the article in the near future. Why don't they mention, e.g., that this song was covered by the Tabernacle Choir, under Jerold Ottley, on its "Climb Every Mountain" LP, immediately before his sudden retirement? The whole truth about this rousing anthem to raw lust has been kept from the public far too long. I invite all to submit additional information, inspirational anecdotes, favorite added verses, etc. for possible inclusion in the revised article.
I am attaching a recent photo of the actual Wolverton Mountain, one-half of the "Two [Unmarried] Sisters" in central Arkansas. (The other peak is named "Velveta Mountain," after Wolverton Clowers' younger sister.) As you can see, these natural wonders are in immediate danger of falling prey to despoilation or worse by Big Strip Business Miners who care nothing about cultural heritage, only the immediate buck! Fortunately, I have established a foundation to preserve this scenic and historic place. Particularly if you are one who would like to think globally while acting out locally, this is your cause, too. Names of donors will be published on this blog for all to see. Also the names of non-donors (the source of the notorious "freedom rider" problem in economics). Please send cash or your credit card info, etc. to:
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Song by Claude King
Writer Claude King & Merle Kilgore
"Wolverton Mountain" was the hit that launched Claude King's career in the US in 1962. The song was written together with Merle Kilgore, and was based on a real character who lived on Woolverton Mountain in Arkansas. The song spent 9 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts in the US in 1962. In addition, it was a giant crossover hit, reaching #6 pop and #3 easy listening.
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(left to right) Velveta and Wolverton Mountains, Arkansas, USA