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Lyrics by: Jimmy Driftwood
# Debut Chart
87 May '59 Hot 100

Lyrics

In 1814, 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 In the town of New Orleans (CHORUS) We fired our guns And the British kept a coming 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 We looked down the river And we seed the British come And there must have been a Hundred of em beating on the drum They stepped so high And they made their bugles ring We stood behind our cotton bales And didn't say a thing


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(CHORUS) Old Hickory said we Could take em by surprise If we didn't fire our musket Til we looked em in the eyes We held our fire til Ee seed their faces well Then we opened up our Squirrel guns and gave em, well (CHORUS) 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 em On down the Mississippi To the Gulf of Mexico We fired our cannon Til the barrel melted down So we grabbed an alligator And we fought another round We filled his head with cannonballs And powdered his behind And when we touched the powder off The gator lost his mind (CHORUS) 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 em On down the Mississippi To the Gulf of Mexico

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