The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3976   Message #21782
Posted By: Sir
19-Feb-98 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sink the Bismarck (Johnny Horton)
Subject: RE: the words to
I don't know why they gave Jimmie Driftwood credit only for the arrangement. I saw Jimmie years ago in a concert and he said that he wrote "Battle of New Orleans" for an eighth grade history class. "Driftwood" isn't his real name but I don't recall what it was. Something else that seems interesting to me is the guitar he plays - he made it from a fence post.