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The Battle of New Orleans
Johnny Horton Lyrics


In 1814 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 in the town of New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'
There wasn't 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 a river and we see'd 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 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 'til we looked 'em in the eye"
We held our fire 'til we see'd 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 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 'til 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 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, two, three, four
Sound off, three, four
Hut, two, three, four
Sound off, three, four
Hut, two, three, four
Hut, two, three, four

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Written by: James Morris

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Dorothy Maher

@Doris Stark They are trying to...
Communists Malcolm Suber...he has been trying to do it for decades..BLM and Antifa was his opportunity...
Suber and Angela Kinkaw another commie operating out of New Orleans were training and organizing maggots coming in and out of New Orleans...
They could operate with no interference from NOPD or the mayor..
I kept emailing Trump's office about their operations...
FINALLY they announced they were going to pull down Jackson and burn buildings in the French Quarter...

I emailed one.last time telling Trump if he let these f*CKERS burn down a 300 year old city..I WOULD HELP PELOSI PUT HIM ON GITMO..WHERE HE SHOULD GAVE PUT ALL OF THEM..BUT LET IT GO ON FOR TWO YEARS...

HE ORDERED RAZOR WIRE PLACED AROUND JACKSON SQUARE AND THE HISTORIC FEDERAL COURTHOUSE ON ROYAL STREET AND THE MODERN FEDERAL COURTHOUSE ON LAFAYETTE SQUARE..

HE ALSO PLACED FEDERAL TROOPS AROUND ALL 3..( JACKSON SQUARE IS ACTUALLY FEDERALLY PROTECTED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE)...

THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE NEAR THEM....

AND THERE WERE SO MANY TROOPS.
MOST CHICKENED OUT...

BUT SUBER AND KINLAW TOOK CHAINS AND BULLHORNS TO THE SQUARE..BUT COULD NOT GET IN....

THEY ARE STILL TRYING..



All comments from YouTube:

hydraulic hydra

It fascinates me how even in more "primitive" times people always found a way to improvise. It's a crying shame that most folks nowadays wouldn't even think to use an alligator as a cannon. Oh what we've lost.

Louis DuQuette

Hahahahaha, oh those thumping boomers and thier lament.

Asoldiersez

Nobody thinks about using alligators as a cannon because they cant be used as one.

Silviu Tulbya

Kids these days

Daxshton Animation

@Captain America techonolgy wise you idiot

Panda240SX shorts

I love this song children need to learn this song

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Magnum Orpheus 98

I am not American, but this song makes me proud of America.

Mom that loves

As an American, thank you, and yes, I too am proud, but we have lost that spirit today and our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves on how this country is ran today!!! It’s a shame!!!

domthegamer101

MURICA!!!!!!!!!!!!

XuluX

@person guy i'm european and i that don't make me a patriotic pseudoamerican

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