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Johnny Cash
"The Battle Of New Orleans" lyrics

The Battle Of New Orleans

In eighteen-fourteen
We took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson
Down the mighty Mississipi
We took a little bacon
And we took a little beans
We fought the bloody British
In the town of New Orleans

We fired our guns
And the British kept a coming
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

Well, we looked down the river
And we see'd the British come
And there must have been a hundred
Of them beating on the drum
Stepped so high
And they began to sing
We stood beside our cotton bales
And didn't say a thing

We fired our guns
And the British kept a coming
But there wasn't nigh as many
As there was a while ago
We fired once more
And they began to running
On down the Mississippi
To the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah, they ran through the briars
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 them
Down the Mississippi
To the Gulf of Mexico

Well, we fired our cannon
Till the barrel melted down
And we grabbed an alligator
And we fought another round
Filled his head with cannon ball
And powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off
The gator lost his mind

We fired our guns
And the British kept a coming
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

Yeah, they ran through the briars
And they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes
Where a rabbit couldn't go
Oh, pa, pa, pa
Pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa on
Down the Mississippi
To the Gulf of Mexico

Get in line here, boys
Here comes Colonel Jackson, yeah

We fired our guns
And the British kept a coming
Wasn't nigh as many
As there was a while ago
We fired once more
And they began to running
On down the Mississippi
To the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah, they ran through the briars
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 them
Down the Mississippi
To the Gulf of Mexico

Ha, you can't catch me
Can't catch me
Here I go

Authors: Jimmy Driftwood