The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9661   Message #2256886
Posted By: PoppaGator
08-Feb-08 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
"perhaps Lonnie misheard the Jimmy Driftwood version which I think (but I have been known to be wrong!) was earlier."

Jimmie Driftwood wrote the song, so his version would be the earliest ;^)

If Jimmie recorded it, he did not make much of a hit. The song is best-known in the States as recorded by someone else: Johnny Horton, if I recall correctly.