The Original Mickey Mouse Club Show

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Old Betsy was probably the first number filmed, or at most the second. It had Jimmie Dodd as Davy Crockett singing the title song, an ode to his trusty rifle, and what could be more American? There was no real dancing for this bit, just some character movements by the six mice who formed the mainstay of early production numbers: Nancy Abbate, Lonnie Burr, Billie Beanblossom, Judy Harriet, Dallas Johann, and Mary Espinosa who also introduces this number.

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