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Battle of New Orleans
lyrics and chords

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Battle Of New Orleans lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, this is a traditional historical song by Johnny Horton. It's not hard to learn, the chords are all simple to make.


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recorded by Johnny Horton
written by Jimmie Driftwood

In 1814 we took a little trip
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Along with Col. Jackson down the mighty mississip'
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
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And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans


We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
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There wasn't as many as there was a while ago

We fired once more and they began to runnin'
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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 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

Repeat chorus

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our musket till we looked 'em in the eyes
We held our fire till we see their faces well
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em Well...

Repeat chorus


Yeah! They ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
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And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go

They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
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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 and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the 'gator lost his mind

Repeat 1st chorus

Repeat 2nd chorus


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