"Battle of New Orleans" as written by and Unknown Writer/s ...
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississippi
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-comin'
There wasn't nigh 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 seed 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 a while 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 seed 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 a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah they ran through the briers 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 a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah they ran through the briers 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

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


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"The Battle of New Orleans" as written by James Morris

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song definitely does not take place in the revolution, the first line dates it in 1814.
    hellolove313on September 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's the War of 1812, it lasted longer, but it's the War of 1812, I'm a History Major.
    steven776on March 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYa it was fought as a part of the war of 1812 even though the treaty ending the war had already been signed and the commanding officers of each side hadn't heard about it yet.
    darkhelm33on February 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah they signed the treaty but as you know news wasn't as fast as it was back then as it is now. The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on 24 December 1814, but news of the peace would not reach the combatants until February, and the final battle of 1812 was in march if i'm not mistaken if not the spring of 1815.
    Butcherandhiskniveson June 12, 2009   Link
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    MemoryHA i remembered this song when i was 5 years old
    DeziFaye94on April 25, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commentfunny song about kicking british ass in the revolution
    mercedesbenzon April 24, 2007   Link

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