Battle of New Orleans

Johnny Horton

Battle of New Orleans - Jimmy Driftwood -

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Col. 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

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 began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

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

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 began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

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 -

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 began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

through the briars and they ran through the brambles
through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go
fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ‘em
Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

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

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 began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

through the briars and they ran through the brambles
through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go
fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ‘em
Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

 

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Posted in 2018 Fall, cfa.

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