Battle Of Bull Run Song Lyrics and Chords

Johnny Horton- Battle of Bull Run

 

Battle Of Bull Run Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Horton

 

Battle Of Bull Run
Recorded by Johnny Horton
Written by Leon Payne
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The sun shown bright and clear that day  
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we all left Washing
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To lick the Rebel boys in gray at the  
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Battle of Bull  
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They came from Pennsylvania and  
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some from Mary
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land
 
To see the Rebel boys get spanked by  
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Honest Abe’s broad  
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We said we’ll run ’em to Atlanta and to  
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But they ran us back to Washington and  
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a and  
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Philadelphi
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The ladies wore their brightest shawls the  
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gentlemen were  
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gay
 
They came to see their Yankee boys  
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whip old Virgini
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I held my momma’s hand and skipped when a  
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soldier said to  
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Would you rather have Jeff Davis’ hat or the  
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sword of Bobbie  
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Lee
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And then the general doffed his hat and  
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said let’s rest a  
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spell
 
And for the first time we all heard that  
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awful rebel  
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The waters of Manassas creek  
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became a ruby  
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And many a Reb and Yankee boy lay  
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in the willows  
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dead
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A fight locked in the chest of time  
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too horrible to  
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Virginny’s true green countryside  
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became a lake of  
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Don’t count your chicks before they’re hatched or  
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you’ll work until it’s  
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Remember yes remember long the  
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Battle of Bull  
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Run
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Battle Of Bull Run?
– The song Battle Of Bull Run was sang by Johnny Horton.

 

Who is Johnny Horton?
– John LaGale Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his saga songs that became international hits beginning with the 1959 single “The Battle of New Orleans”, which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America’s “Songs of the Century”. His first No. 1 country song was in 1959, “When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below)”.
Horton’s music usually encompassed folk ballads based on American historic themes and legend. He had two successes in 1960 with both “Sink the Bismarck” and “North to Alaska,” the latter utilized over the opening credits to the John Wayne film of the same name. Horton died in November 1960 at the peak of his fame in a traffic collision, less than two years after his breakthrough. Horton is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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