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Lyr Req: Battle of Bull Run (Johnny Horton)

15 Jan 01 - 03:27 AM (#374746)
Subject: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: GUEST,meissner.hans@t-online.de

Please help, I need the lyrics of Johnny Horton's "Battle Of Bull Run". Thank you Hans-Dieter Meißner


15 Jan 01 - 08:40 AM (#374802)
Subject: Lyr Add: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (Johnny Horton)
From: SINSULL

I remember Horton doing the Battle of New Orleans.

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

REPEAT BRIDGE

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.
Mary


15 Jan 01 - 09:22 AM (#374824)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Anglo

And it was written by Jimmy Driftwood, with a few more verses, and it's in Digitrad. One day I'll learn to do a blue clicky.


15 Jan 01 - 09:51 AM (#374833)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Jeri

Battle of New Orleans is here.

There is a song in the DT called Battle of Bull Run, collected by Frank Warner from John Galusha, but it's only one verse long.


15 Jan 01 - 06:39 PM (#375125)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: John Nolan

Fuel for a second verse: U.S. Senator Henry Wilson, one of that then rare and now extinct breed of politicians who believe in leading from the front, was almost captured by the Confederates at the first battle of Bull Run. Wilson, born into poverty in New Hampshire, had been an indebtured servant for 11 years, and had developed what became a lifelong loathing of slavery. Surviving the battle, Wilson went on to become U.S. Vice President 1873-75.


15 Jan 01 - 07:32 PM (#375156)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: GUEST,jdprock29

Johnny Horton was a great singer , who brought life to some great historic events. As a former teacher ,I used Battle of New Orleans many times . Bull Run is a vey different tune and war. Horton's Sink the Bismarck was and is a special historical piece.


15 Jan 01 - 10:00 PM (#375220)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Amos

Frank Warner does Battle of Bull Run almost a capella, except for one chord, on an early Elektra albom as I recall, which sounds so vivid and genuine you'd a thunk he was some old powder-burned two-fisted Union drummer from County Cork.


15 Jan 01 - 10:44 PM (#375237)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: GUEST,Gene

available on-
Johnny Horton 1956-1960 Vol 3 of 4 CD set

Ole Slew Foot 1961
Miss Marcy 1960
Sleepy Eyed John 1960
The Mansion You Stole 1960
They'll Never Take Her Love From Me 1960
The Sinking of the Reuben James 1960
Jim Bridger 1960

*****The Battle of Bull Run 1960

Snow-Shoe Thompson 1960
John Paul Jones 1960
Comanche (The Brave Horse) 1960
Young Abe Lincoln 1960
O'Leary's Cow 1960
Johnny Freedom 1960
Go North 1991
North to Alaska 1991
North to Alaska 1960
I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin' 1964
Rock Island Line 1964
Hank and Joe and Me 1969
The Golden Rocket 1969
A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed 1969
I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin' 1969
Old Blind Barnabas 1969
Evil Hearted Me 1969
Hot in the Sugarcane Field 1969
You Don't Move Me Baby Anymore 1969
The Gosh-Darn Wheel 1969
Broken Hearted Gypsy 1969
The Church by the Side of the Road 1969


15 Jan 01 - 11:00 PM (#375246)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Amos

Well, dang me! Right between the eyeballs! Good shot, Gene, for a guy with an ol' musket....


16 Jan 01 - 01:04 PM (#375413)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: GUEST,meissner.hans@t-online.de

Thanks to all of you! It is very interesting to learn this way something about American history. I've looked at the song "Battle of Bull Run" in the Digitrad Database, but it seems to be another song (??). My problem is that my English is not good enough to understand Johnny Horton's singing. Is there anyone who knows how and where to get the lyrics of the song that Johnny Horton did? Hans-Dieter Meißner


16 Jan 01 - 01:11 PM (#375425)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: LR Mole

Morphed by the sainted Allan Sherman: We are the boys from Camp Kucamonga, Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways; We learn to make fire by rubbing sticks together, But when we get the girls, we will set the woods ablaze... (etc...)


17 Jan 01 - 06:42 AM (#376022)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Bud Savoie

LR, that was Homer & Jethro, not Allan Sherman.


17 Jan 01 - 01:42 PM (#376320)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: LR Mole

Damn. Right you are. I was crossing wires with Camp Grenada.


17 Jan 01 - 06:50 PM (#376538)
Subject: Lyr Add: BATTLE OF BULL RUN (Johnny Horton)
From: GUEST,Gene

BATTLE OF BULL RUN
As recorded by Johnny Horton on "North to Alaska and Other Great Hits: The Early Album Collection"

1. The sun shone bright and clear that day we all left Washington
To lick the rebel boys in gray at the battle of Bull Run.
They came from Pennsylvan-i-a and some from Mary-land
To see the rebel boys get spanked with honest Abe’s broad hand.

CHORUS: We said we'll run 'em to Atlanta and to Galveston Bay,
But they ran us back to Washington and Philadelph-i-a,
And Philadelph-i-a.

2. The ladies wore their brightest shawls; the gentlemen were gay.
They came to see their Yankee boys whip old Virgin-i-a.
I held my mama's hand and skipped when a soldier said to me:
"Would you rather have Jeff Davis' hat or the sword of Bobby Lee?" CHORUS

3. And then the general doffed his hat and said: "Let's rest a spell,"
And for the first time we all heard that awful rebel yell.
The waters of Manassas Creek became a ruby red,
And many a reb and Yankee boy lay in the willows dead. CHORUS

4. A fight locked in the chest of time too horrible to tell:
Virginny's cool green countryside became a lake of hell.
Don't count your chicks before they're hatched or your work until it's done.
Remember, yes, remember long the battle of Bull Run. CHORUS


01 Dec 03 - 01:00 PM (#1063792)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: GUEST,Ophisa13

I ran acrossed your message while searching for lyrics. I know this was posted quite some time ago, however, since it still is displayable in a search query, I thought I'd respond just the same. I have this song on CD. I received it as a promotional gift for purchasing electronics. The cd is entitled "The 1950's, Volume 1, 16 most requested songs" released in 1989 by CBS Records, inc. and manufactured by Columbia Records.

The song is (in my opnion) mis-titled for it's leaf says that it is named "The Battle of Davey Crockett", however, I remember it as The battle of New Orleans from my childhood. In either case, it claims the artist's name is Fess Parker (although if I'm not mistaken, Fess Parker played Davy Crockett in the series????)

The lyrics to the song that I have are below.



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 1:
We fired our guns
And the British kept a comin'
There wasn't as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin a running
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river
and we seen the British come
and there must of been a 100 of 'em beatin on the drum
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
we stood beside our cotton bails; didn't say a thing.

Chorus

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked them in the eyes.
We held our fire 'til we seen their faces wail
Then we opened up our squirrel guns
And really gave them, w e l l we

Chorus

Chorus 2:
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.

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; Powdered his behind
And when they touched the powder off
The 'gator lost his mind

Chorus 1, chorus 2

hut two three four, hut two (sound off)three four


01 Dec 03 - 01:07 PM (#1063796)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Amos

Fess Parker did in fact play Davy Crockett in Disney's early pseudonomous TV series, in which the theme song was the Ballad of Davy Crockett ("Born on a mountaintop ion Tennessee...").

But that is an entirely different hit from the Fifties. Horton had nothing to do with the Crockett ballad as far as I know.

A


01 Dec 03 - 04:24 PM (#1063915)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Joybell

Re "The Battle of New Orleans" Just a little snippet of useless info. When it was around number 1 on the hit parade it was released here in Australia. I rushed out and bought a copy on the first day. By day 2 it had been recalled and taken off the shelves. Seems that in Aus. you couldn't have the word "bloody" in there. It was re-released without the offending word but I have one of the very few intact copies. Or I did have. Might have lost it by now. I don't think I'm any the worse for it.


01 Dec 03 - 05:00 PM (#1063943)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: The Fooles Troupe

Yes Joybell,
I remember it was played on the radio with the "beep".


01 Dec 03 - 05:16 PM (#1063955)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Joybell

Who do you think alerted the Sensibility Police, Robin? The radio played the original for a day or two before the recall as I remember.


01 Dec 03 - 05:21 PM (#1063959)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: The Fooles Troupe

I do seem to remember hearing it perhaps once with the word, then after that there was the "beep" - a few friends claimed that they had bought it "undoctored" - but I was a primary school then, I think...


01 Dec 03 - 05:52 PM (#1063983)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Joybell

I actually did buy an original. I must be just a bit older than you Robin. I was in high school. I'm 58 now. I've got a pile of old 45s and we've just got a turntable again. I'll try to hunt it down.


02 Dec 03 - 08:19 AM (#1064353)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: GUEST,Lighter

Surely that's "Jeff" (not "Jim") Davis's hat in "Bull Run" stanza 2?


02 Dec 03 - 11:14 AM (#1064470)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: Gene

could be LIGHTER
as my hearing and retention ain't what it usta be!
are typhinng eeithher four dat mattter!


02 Dec 03 - 09:51 PM (#1064843)
Subject: RE: Johnny Horton: Battle of Bull Run
From: The Fooles Troupe

Only half a decade Joybell - still a Spring Chicken!

Robin