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Thread #11891   Message #546019
Posted By: GUEST
10-Sep-01 - 02:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans (Jimmie Driftwood)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS^^^
Recorded by Johnny Horton
Written by Jimmy Driftwood

CAPO: 2nd Fret/KEY: A/PLAY: G

1. [G] In 1814 we [C] took a little trip
A-[D7] long with Col. Jackson down the [G] mighty Mississip'.
We took a little bacon and we [C] took a little beans
And we [D7] caught the bloody British in a [G] town in New Orleans.

CHORUS: We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there [D7] was a while a-[G] go.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the [D7] Gulf of Mexi-[G] co.

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


3. Old Hick'ry said we could take 'em by su'prise
If we didn't fire our musket till we looked 'em in the eyes .
We held our fire till we see'd their faces well ,
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... Well -


2ND CHORUS: Yeah! they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a [D7] rabbit couldn't [G] go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the [D7] Gulf of Mexi-[G] co.

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


[already in DT - two versions (trad -click here) and (Driftwood - click here) -Joe Offer- ]