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Thread #9661   Message #2255799
Posted By: Mr Happy
07-Feb-08 - 07:35 AM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: Lyr Add: THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (Lonnie Donegan
Here's Lonnie Donegan's jolly rendition:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtGI9z0L2bg

His version:

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

Well, in 1814, we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Pak’n’am down the mighty Mississip'.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans,
And we fought the bloomin’ British in a town in New Orleans.

CHORUS: Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
Well, we fired once more and they began a-runnin',
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf o' Mexico.

Well, we looked down the river till we see the British come,
There must’ve been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring.
Well, we stood beside our cotton bales and never said a thing. CHORUS

Old Pakenham said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes.
We stood quite still 'til we seen their faces well,
Then we opened up our muskets and we really gave 'em—well, CHORUS

Well, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through he bushes where the rabbits couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em,
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf o' Mexico.

Well, we fired our muskets 'til the barrel melted down,
Then grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We stuffed his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind,
And when we touched the powder off the 'gator lost his mind. CHORUS

Well, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through he bushes where the rabbits couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em,
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf o' Mexico.