The Battle Of New Orleans

Words & Music:

Jimmy Driftwood


[capo 2]


   G       C

In 1814 we took a little trip

 D7                              G

Along with Col. Jackson down the Mighty Mississip'.


We took a little bacon and we took a little beans,

       D7                               G

And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.





We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'.

                              D7           G

There wasn't as many as there was a while ago.


We fired once more and they began to runnin'

                               D7          G

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.




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,




CHORUS 2:  [same chords as chorus 1]

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 '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 touched the powder off, the 'gator lost his mind.






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