Battle of New Orleans Song Lyrics and Chords

Johnny Horton - Battle of New Orleans Lyrics

 

Battle of New Orleans Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Horton

 

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
recorded by Johnny Horton
written by Jimmie Driftwood
 
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In 1814 we  
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took a little trip
 
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ong with Col. Jackson down the m
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ighty 
 
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We took a little bacon and we  
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took a little beans
 
And we  
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caught the bloody British in a  
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town in New Orleans

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We fired our guns and the British kept a comin’

 
There wasn’t as many as there  
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was a while  
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ago

We fired once more and they began to runnin’

 
On down the Mississippi to the  
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Gulf of Me
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We looked down the river and we see’d the British come

And there musta been a hundred of ’em beatin’ on the drum
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
We stood beside our cotton bales and didn’t say a thing

Old Hickory said we could take ’em by surprise

If we didn’t fire our musket till we looked ’em in the eyes
We held our fire till we see their faces well
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave ’em Well…

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Yeah! They ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
 
And they ran through the bushes where a  
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rabbit couldn’t  
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go

They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ’em

 
On down the Mississippi to the  
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Gulf of Me
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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 and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the ‘gator lost his mind

Repeat 1st chorus

Repeat 2nd chorus

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Battle of New Orleans?
– The song Battle of New Orleans 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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