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Thread #29585   Message #374802
Posted By: SINSULL
15-Jan-01 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Battle of Bull Run (Johnny Horton)
Subject: Lyr Add: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (Johnny Horton)
I remember Horton doing the Battle of New Orleans.

Written by Jimmy Driftwood
As recorded by Johnny Horton, 1959.

1. In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip'.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans,
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans.

CHORUS: 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 begin to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

2. We looked down the river and we see'd the British come,
And there must have been a hunnerd of 'em beatin on the drums.
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring.
We stood beside our cotton bales and didn't say a thing. CHORUS

3. Old Hick'ry said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye.
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well,
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... well ... CHORUS

BRIDGE: 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.

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


Couldn't find it in the Digitrad but I am sure it is there. If it is the wrong song, I apologize. Apologies too to the British and animal rights activists.