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    "The Battle Of New Orleans" Lyrics

    C.W. McCall

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    Well, 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 caught the bloody british at the town of new orleans.

    [Chorus]
    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 all began a-runnin'
    Down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico

    Well we eye-balled the river and we see the limeys come
    Musta been a hunnert of 'em beatin' on a drum
    And then they stepped so high and they made the bugles ring
    We hid behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing

    [Chorus]
    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 all began a-runnin'
    Down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico

    Now, old hickory says we can take 'em by surprise
    If we don't shoot our wads 'til we look 'em in the eyes
    So we held off our fire 'til we see them real well
    Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em hell

    [Chorus]
    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 all began a-runnin'
    Down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico

    Well, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
    And they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn't go
    Ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
    Down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico.

    Well, we fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down
    So we grabbed an alligator and we turned his tail around
    We stuffed his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind
    And when we lit the fuse that old gator blew his mind

    [Chorus]
    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 all began a-runnin'
    Down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico

    Well, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
    And they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn't go
    Ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
    Down the mississippi to the gulf of mexico.

    Hup, hip, trip, four.
    You know, you old boys gonna be marchin' right smart,
    onced* you learn to count to four.
    This song was submitted on August 16th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by James Morris.
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