Battle Of New Orleans

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In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp’
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 coming
   There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
   We fired once more and they began to running
   Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We looked down the river and we seen the British come
And there must have been a hundred of them beating on the drums
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
We stood behind our cotton bales and didn’t say a thing

Old Hickory said we could take ’em by suprise
If we didn’t fire a musket ’til we looked ’em in the eyes
We held our fire ’til we seen their faces well
We opened up our squirrel guns and really gave ’em

Well they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn’t go
They ran so fast the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We fired our cannon ’til the barrel melted down
Then 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