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Battle Of New Orleans ukulele

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Battle of New Orleans – Lonnie Donegan

(spoken: ) Well, this here’s the story of the Battle of New Orleans, 
which was fit between Yankees a coast and the English people, 
in which the British came off rather ignominiously.
 
   C                 F
1. Well, in 1814, we took a little trip,
     G                                    C
    along with Colonel Packenham down the mighty Mississipp.
                                  F
    We took a little bacon and we took a little beans,
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    and we fought the bloomin’ British in the town of New Orleans
 
         C
Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a comin',
                                   G           C
there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
    
We fired once more and they began a running,
                               G       C
on down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
 
            C                             F
2. Well, we looked down the river till we see the British come,
          G                               C
    there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.
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    They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring,
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    well, we stood beside our cotton bales and never said a thing.
 
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               C                 F
3. Well, Packenham said we could take ‘em by surprise,
          G                            C
    if we didn't fire a musket till we looked  `em in the eyes.
                                      F
    Well, we stood quite still till we see their face well,
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    then we opened up our muskets and we really gave ‘em well.
 
         C
Well, we fired our guns and the British kept a comin',
                                    G          C
there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
    
We fired once more and they began a running,
                                G          C
on down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
 
              C                               F
4. Well, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles,
             G                                C
    and they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn't go.
                              F
    They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch ‘em,
        G                           C
    all down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
 
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            C                        F
5. Well, we fired our muskets so the barrels melted down,
           G                         C
    then grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
                                                    F
    Well, we stuffed his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind,
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    so when we touched the powder off, the 'gator lost his mind.
 
             C                           G           C
+ CHORUS     Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. (4x)

            
            
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