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Battle of New Orleans


1. In eighteen fourteen 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 net the bloody British near the town of New Orleans.

CH: We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'.
There waz-n't nigh as many as they wuz a while ago,
We fired once more and they began to runnin'.
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

2. We looked down the river and we see'd the British come,
There must have been a hundred of 'em beating on the drums.
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring,
While we stood behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

3. Ol' Hickory said we could takem them by suprise,
If we didn't say a word 'til we looked 'em in the eye.
So we held our fire 'til we saw their faces well,
Then we opened up our squirrel gund and really gave them ... well ...

4. We fired our cannons 'til the barrel melted down,
So we grabbed an alligator and we fired another round,
We filled his belly with cannon balls and powdered his behind,
And when we lit the powder of the 'gator lost his mind.

5. They ran through the briar and they ran through the bramble and
They ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch them,
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.