RAY STEVENS


The Battle Of New Orleans Lyrics

Well 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.

Well, we looked down the river and we seen the British comin'.
There must'a been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

We fired our guns and the British kep' a'comin'.
But there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
Fired once more, and they began to runnin',
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Ol' Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise,
If we didn' fire our muskets til we looked 'em in the eyes.
We held our fire til we see'd their faces swell.
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em - WELL!

We fired our guns and the British kep' a'comin'.
But there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
Fired once more, and they began to runnin',
On 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 rabbit couldn' go!
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em,
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!

We fired our cannons til' the 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!

We fired our guns and the British kep' a'comin'.
But there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
Fired once more, and they began to runnin',
On 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 rabbit couldn' go!
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em,
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!

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Songwriter(s): Ray Stevens, Charles Redden, C. W. Kalb, James Morris
Copyright: Ray Stevens Music, Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music
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