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Thread #9661   Message #140053
Posted By: Betty
23-Nov-99 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
I grew up in Arkansas and visited Jimmy Driftwood's house to listen to him sing as a child--he always said he wrote that song as a teaching aid in American History. Not grammar, I hope! The old fiddle tune he used is "The Eighth of January," which is the date that the Battle of NO took place: Jan. 8, 1815.