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The Battle Of New Orleans Chords

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The Battle of New Orleans
(Arr. J. Driftwood)
Johnny Horton
Pop Chart # 1 Apr. 27, 1959
Album: 16 Biggest Hits
Columbia Legacy Records ck 69971

[Intro]
       A    E    A  D  E  A
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--5-------------------5-5--5--------5-------------------------------------------|
g|----6---------4--6--7--------6--4/6---6--4--------2-----------------------------|
d|------7--7--7------------------------------7--2/4---4--2--------2---------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------5--2/4---4--2--0--2--0-|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1]
   A       D
In 1814 we took a little trip
E7                                  A
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip'
                              D 
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
       E7                             A
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans 

[Chorus]
   A 
We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'
                                   E7          A
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
A
We fired once more and they begin to Runnin
                               E7          A
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

[Verse 2]
   A
We looked down the river.   
       D
And we see'd the British come,
          E7 
And there must have been a hundred of 'em.    
A 
Beatin' on the drums.    
A
They stepped so high.    
         D 
And they made their bugles ring.    
E7     
We stood beside our cotton bales.   
    A
And didn't say a thing.         

[Chorus]
    A
We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'
                                   E7          A
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
A
We fired once more and they begin to runnin'
                               E7          A
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

[Verse 3]
    A                     D
Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise.  
      E7 
If we didn't fire our muskets.       
         A
'Till we looked 'em in the eye.      
A
We held our fire.                        
         D
'Till we see'd their faces well
        E7 
Then we opened up our squirrel guns
    A
And really gave 'em - well we

[Chorus]
A 
Fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'
                                   E7          A
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
A 
We fired once more and they begin to runnin'
                               E7          A
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

           A
Yeah, they ran through the briars.      

And they ran through the brambles.      

And they ran through the bushes.        
        E7              A
Where a rabbit couldn't go.             
A
They ran so fast.                       

That the hounds couldn't catch 'em.     
                               E7
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.     

[Verse 4]
   A                         D 
We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down
      E7                          A
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
A                                         D
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
    E7                                 A
And when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind

[Chorus]
   A
We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'
                                   E7          A
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
A 
We fired once more and they begin to runnin'
                               E7          A
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

[Outro]
           A
Yeah, they ran through the briars.        

And they ran through the brambles.        

And they ran through the bushes.          
        E7              A
Where a rabbit couldn't go.               
A
They ran so fast.                         

That the hounds couldn't catch 'em.       
                               E7          A
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. 
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