1 MrAstro 3 months ago Elly May's Theme was written by Perry Botkin Sr. as incidental music for the Beverly Hillbillies. It generally played when Elly May Clampett appeared and often when she was with her 'critters' :)It is very reminiscent of Les Paul's pioneering recording work because the lead guitar is played in at half speed and dubbed at double speed which is a neat recording trick. I like to think the fast high pitched guitar represents Elly May's critters! :). As a modern update to this recording trick I have sped the video up on the lead guitar to match the double speed audio. Hope you enjoy it!!!