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Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody

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fretless 02 Nov 11 - 05:02 PM
GUEST,999 02 Nov 11 - 05:07 PM
Joe Offer 02 Nov 11 - 05:12 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody
From: fretless
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 05:02 PM

Seeking the words to the Battle of New Orleans parody that begins, I think, "In 1959 we took a little hike" and recounts the story of a summer camp boys camp on girls camp raid.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 05:07 PM

THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA
(Parody of the "Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton)
(Jimmie Driftwood / J.J. Reynolds)

Homer & Jethro (Henry D. "Homer" Haynes & Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns)



In 1959 we took a little hike
With our scout master down to Lake Oneeganite.
We took a little pizza and we took some saurkrauts,
And we marched along together till we heard The Girl Scouts.

CHORUS
We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga!
Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways.
We learned to make sparks by rubbing sticks together,
But if we catch the girls then we'll set the woods ablaze!
(And I was mad because me mother sent me up here! Ha-ha-ha!)

Well we crept up to the water and we see the girls a-swimmin.
There musta been 100 of them pretty young women!
They looked so fine even birds forgot to sing!
We lay down in the poison oak and didn't say a thing.

CHORUS

(Hey, will one of you fellas scratch my back?)

Well our counselor said we could take them by surprise;
If we didn't say a word till we looked them in the eyes.
We kept real still and we had our eyes aglued!
We saw how they were dressed they were swimming in the...wellll now!

CHORUS

Well 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 even we couldn't catch them,
From Lake Oneeganite all the way to Buffalo!
(Hey, fellers, wait for me!)

Well we ran right after them till everyone was pooped,
So we rested for a moment and our forces we regrouped.
Then we saw the girls behind some evergreens
Captured by a company of United States Marines!

CHORUS

(Aww, them big guys get everything!)

Well 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 even we couldn't catch them,
From Lake Oneeganite all the way to Buffalo!

A-rootie-toot-toot, a-rootie-toot-toot,
A-we are the boys from the Boy Scout troop!
We don't smoke and we don't chew,
And we don't go where the girls that do!

(fade out of calling and whooping)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 05:12 PM

Aw, 999 beat me to it. It's also in this thread and in the Traditionis Digitalis....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody
From: fretless
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 05:17 PM

Found it. Wow, it was even worse than I remembered.
................
In Nineteen and Fifty-Nine we took a little hike,
With our scout master down to Lake Anigganike.
We took a little pizza and we took some sauerkrauts,
And we marched along together 'til we heard the girl scouts.

Chorus:
We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga,
Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways.
We learn to make sparks by rubbing sticks together,
But if we catch the girls, then we'll set the woods ablaze!
(...and I was mad 'cause me mother sent me up here... hahahaha!)

Well, we crept up to the water and we seed the girls a-swimmin',
There must have been a hundred of them; pretty young women.
They looked so fine, even birds forgot to sing,
We laid down in the poison oak, an' didn't say a thing.

Chorus:
We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga,
Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways.
We learn to make sparks by rubbing sticks together,
But if we catch the girls, then we'll set the woods ablaze!
(Hey, will one of you fellers scratch my back?)

Well, our counselor said we could take 'em by surprise,
If we didn't say a word 'til we looked 'em in the eyes.
We kept a real still, an' we kept our eyes a-glued,
We saw how they were dressed, they were swimmin' in the... Well now...

Chorus:
We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga,
Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways.
We learn to make sparks by rubbing sticks together,
But if we catch the girls, then we'll set the woods ablaze!

Well, they ran through the briars an' they ran through the brambles,
An' they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast, even we couldn't catch 'em,
From Lake Anigganike, all the way to Buffalo!
(Ahey, fellers! Wait for me!)

Well, we ran right after them 'til everyone was pooped,
So we rested for a minute and our forces we regrouped
Then we saw the girls, behind some evergreens,
Captured by a company of United States Marines.

Chorus:
We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga,
Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways.
We learn to make sparks by rubbing sticks together,
But if we catch the girls, then we'll set the woods ablaze!
(Ah, them big guys get everything...)

Well, they ran through the briars an' they ran through the brambles,
An' they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go,
They ran so fast, even we couldn't catch 'em,
From Lake Anigganike, all the way to Buffalo!

Scoutmaster: A-rooty-toot-toot!
Scouts: A-rooty-toot-toot!
We are the boys from the Boy Scout troup!
We don't smoke, and we don't chew,
And we don't go with the girls that do!
Ooh! Arthur!
Ooh! Ooh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 05:19 PM

Sorry, Joe. I have trouble checking the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody
From: fretless
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 05:19 PM

Thanks to the two early responders--your answers overlapped with my follow up. Hopefully, we can now put this beast to bed, and I can work on erasing this parody from the repeat loop in my mind (while still keeping the tune for 8th of January there).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans parody
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 05:27 PM

When you posted the request, you took me back to Homer and Jethro and the song. It was the height of wit when I was 12. I'm with you, fretless: what happened? If I'm thinking of the song at 3:30 am, I'll phone you.


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