C. W. McCall - The Battle Of New Orleans Lyrics




Well, in eighteen-fourteen we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British at the town of New Orleans

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 all began a-runnin'
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Well we eye-balled the river and we see the Limeys come
Musta been a hunnert of 'em beatin' on a drum
And then they stepped so high and they made the bugles ring
We hid behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing

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 all began a-runnin'
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Now, Old Hickory says we can take 'em by surprise
If we don't shoot our wads 'til we look 'em in the eyes
So we held off our fire 'til we see them real well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em hell

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 all began a-runnin'
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 rabbits couldn't go
Ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Well, we fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we turned his tail around
We stuffed his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind
And when we lit the fuse that old gator blew his mind

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 all began a-runnin'
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 rabbits couldn't go
Ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Hup, hip, trip, four
You know, you old boys gonna be marchin' right smart, onced you learn to count to four





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C. W. McCall The Battle Of New Orleans Comments
  1. D Hill

    Didn't know CW did this one!

  2. Cade Ramsey

    Way better than the Johnny Horton Version

  3. Jack Mccoy

    Convey was batter

    Vinny Reese

    Convoy is sort of better

  4. doughesson

    Wonder why the British kept showing up for wars dressed like targets?

    Judy Miller

    +doughesson I could never figure that one, either

  5. tom wells

    Country rap is better than any other type of rap.

  6. steveirwin06

    this is essentially country rap

  7. steveirwin06

    this is essentially country rap

  8. IllegallyBlindGamer

    Jimmy Driftwood's version is better but I like his version

  9. Παναγιοτα Δρακου

    Siocxp m,s

  10. Ron Walsh

    Nothing is better than the original. Johnny Horton

    Jack Mccoy

    Ron Walsh yep!!!!!!

    Jack Mccoy

    Ron Walsh yep

    Cade Ramsey

    Ron Walsh I have to Disagree.

  11. 115road

    I'm still looking for the song to add to my playlist.

  12. 115road

    This version is the best perfomance of those who played this song.

  13. Sorren Peak

    Oh wow, I've heard Johnny hortons version. this is awesome.

  14. quackshacker

    @user208351 Ya know, I've been a fan of his for 30+ years, I just might write him and give him a big thanks for the best music on the planet. You can't beat ol' Bill Fries. Too bad youtube is giving me so much grief about some of his songs (wolf creek pass, convoy, classified, four wheel drive, four wheel cowboy, and man others)

  15. user208351

    You can send Bill a card or letter of thanks to let him know what his music meant to you.

    Bill Fries
    P.O. Box E
    Ouray, CO 81427