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Johnny Horton Battle Of New Orleans Lyrics

Last updated: 10/09/2012 11:05:56 AM

In eighteen-fourteen we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp'
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We looked down the river and we seed the British come
And there must've been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
We stood beside our cotton bales, didn't say a thing

We fired . . .

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire muskets till we looked 'em in the eye
We held our fire till we seed their faces well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em well

We fired . . .

Yeah they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
We filled his head with cannonballs and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off the 'gator lost his mind

We fired . . .

They ran . . .

Thanks to coach clark for submitting Battle Of New Orleans Lyrics.



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"Auithor, Author" | Reviewer: David O'Wren | 10/9/12

The author and best performer of this song is Jimmy Driftwood. The new habit of crediting performers, and worse, submitters of lyrics on these sites is, well, opposite from what is stated below: "These ae the property of respective authors..." and seems not for "educational purpose" if consistently misinforming. Check the citations.