Lyrics
Well, this here's the story about the Battle of New Orleans
Which was fit between the Yankees of course and them there English people
In which the British came off rather ignominiously
Means they never done no good, no how, alright, now shut up, right

Well in 1814, we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Packenham down the mighty Mississipp'
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we fought the bloomin' British in the town of New Orleans

Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began a running
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico, yeh

Well, we looked down the river till we see the British come
There must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring
Well, we stood beside our cotton bales and never sayed a thing

Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
And there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began a running
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
Ederum a ohderum a ederum a ohderum

Well, Packenham said we could take em by surprise
If we didn't fire a musket till we looked 'em in the eyes
Well, we stood quite still till we see their faces well
Then we opened up our muskets and we really gave 'em

Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
And there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
And we fired once more and they began a running
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Weeeeell, they rrraan through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
All down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began a running
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico ah ha tiddly dee

Well, we fired our muskets so the barrels melted down
Then grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
Well, we stuffed his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind
So when we touched the powder off, the 'gator lost his mind

Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began a running
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Copyright: Songtrust Ave
Writer(s): James Morris




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