Johnny Horton – The Battle Of New Orleans

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Johnny Horton – The Battle Of New Orleans Lyrics

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 the town of new orleans

We fired our guns and the british kept a com’in
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was awhile 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 seen 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 behind our cotton bales and didn’t say a thing

We fired our guns and the british kept a comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was awhile ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin’
On down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico

Old hickory said we could take ’em by surprise
If we didn’t fire our muskets till we looked ’em in the eyes
We held our fire till we seen their faces well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and gave ’em…well…we…

…fired our guns and the british kept a comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was awhile ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin’
On down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico

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 till the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
We filled his head with cannonballs ‘n 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 nigh as many as there was awhile ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin’
On down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico

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

Spoken:

Hut,hut,three,four
Sound off, three,four
Hut,hut, three,four
Sound off,three,four
Hut,hut,three,four