Battle Of New Orleans
Written by Jimmy Morris (Jimmy Driftwood)
This is the Johnny Horton version !!
[G] In Eighteen-Fourteen we [C] took aÊ little trip,
A-[D7] long with Colonel 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 the [G] town of New Orleans.
[G] We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin,
But, 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.
We looked down the river and we see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred 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.
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Ol Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise,
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes.
We held our fire till we see'd their faces well,
Then, we opened ouir squirrel guns and really gave 'em....well,
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 Mexic-[G] o.
We fired our cannon 'til 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 set the powder off, the 'gator lost his mind.
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