Can you fill in the missing lyrics to The Beverly Hillbillies theme song?

Words, that is…lines…text…libretto.

A good TV theme song needs to succinctly set up the premise of the show and be catchy enough to stick in viewers’ heads long after the end credits. One theme song that gives an entire pilot episode’s worth of plot in one song, all while set to a rousing bluegrass banjo, is the tune for The Beverly Hillbillies.  

The song about a man named Jed who strikes oil while out hunting is a Sixties classic. But how well do you remember all the lines, from the beginning and end credits, in this hillbilly ditty? Try to fill in the missing lyrics in this quiz!

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  1. Come and listen to my ________ 'bout a man named Jed
  2. A poor ________, barely kept his family fed
  3. And then one day he was ________ some food
  4. And up through the ground come ________ crude
  5. Oil, that is. Black gold. ________ tea.
  6. Well, the first thing ya know ol' Jed's a ________
  7. The ________ said, "Jed, move away from there!"
  8. They said, "________ is the place you oughta be."
  9. So, they loaded up the ________ and moved to Beverly
  10. Hills, that is. ________. Movie stars.
  11. End credits: Well, now it's time to say ________ to Jed and all his kin
  12. They would like to thank you ________ fer kindly droppin' in
  13. Yer all invited back _______ to this locality
  14. To have a ________ of their hospitality
  15. Hillbilly, that is. Set a ________. Take yer shoes off.
  16. Y'all come back now, ________?

Can you fill in the missing lyrics to The Beverly Hillbillies theme song?

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Mob39 8 days ago
The Beverly hillbillies & Green acres are the best. They never fail to make me laugh! 🤣 The TV shows that are on now are complete crap. Way too much taking the Lords name in vain and too much cursing in general. Very unnecessary.
NickG 9 days ago
Literally laugh out loud at this show. Love it. So funny, good values.
erilaz 11 days ago
16/16. I should celebrate with a Jethro-sized bowl of Kellogg's Corn Flakes. (No possum for me, thanks.)
Lolo1976 15 days ago
The Beverly Hillbillies was my favorite TV comedy when I was a child. I still laugh a lot whenever I watch it. Great clean humor...
daviscountyrick 21 days ago
16 out of 16, and I can play it on the banjo too!
kirkindog 23 days ago
14/16. I know "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" like the back of my hand. I screwed up on the end theme.
Jeffrey 23 days ago
''You got 15 out of 16'' -----------You struck gold! Great job! I got #12 wrong. I thought it was all, when it was really folks.
JellyrollJackson 23 days ago
12/12 Too easy.
12/12? When there were 16 questions? I got 15/16 myself.
BillThorp 24 days ago
I missed #12 I said all instead of folks, knew I was wrong as I was clicking on it, but I could stop myself.
Jeffrey BillThorp 23 days ago
I did the same thing.
Cathy1 25 days ago
16 out of 16 🙌🏾 . And after " y'all come back now y'here" Eli Mae says: This has been a Filmsway presentation. 🤣
Expatriot1 Cathy1 24 days ago
That's "Yer'All" and I'm going to use that pronunciation to snark at the next person that uses "Y'all" within the confines of the metropolis.
Cathy1 Expatriot1 24 days ago
🤣🤣🤣🤣 Really !!!
Expatriot1 Cathy1 23 days ago
I messed it up...
I meant "Within the ENVIRONS of the metropolis"
I borrowed it from the "Jeeves" character in the Jeeves & Wooster series, regarding a gentleman and where he shouldn't wear a hat made of straw.
CaroleThorpe 25 days ago
You got 16 out of 16
You struck gold! Great job!
TheFanFromUNCLE 25 days ago
Never was a fan of the show but I had heard the song enough.
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