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The Battle of New Orleans 1814-1815

År 1814-15 försökte Engelsmännen en sista gång få ha en koloni i Nord-Amerika. Den engelska attacken på New Orleans och Nordvästra Florida blev en riktig flopp. Colonel Jackson och hans mannar hade övertaget i terrängen men Engelsmännen hade 3 ggr mer soldater. Slaget om New Orleans slutade med att Engelsmännen förlorade slaget. Det gjordes en sång om slaget:

Låtskrivare: Traditionell låt men arr av Jimmy Driftwood 1958-59

Låtens titel: The Battle of New Orleans / Artist: Johnny Horton (1959)

På Countrylistan: #1 den 18 Maj 1959 och 6 veckor framåt

Colonel Andrew Jackson blev hjälte efter slaget om New Orleans. Han blev General och senare USA’s 7;e president. Han blev dessutom den mest betydande personen i Nashville.

Flodbåten General Jackson utgår från Opryland och går till Downtown Nashville med god mat och mycket trevlig underhållning om t ex utvecklingen av musiken från Tennessee.
Tyvärr har General Jackson även ett tveksamt rykte gällande flytten av ursprungsbefolkningen  över Mississippi. Därefter lär han fått titeln  Major General.

«The Battle Of New Orleans»
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

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 to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We looked down the river and we seen the British come
And there must have been a hunnerd of ’em beatin on the drum
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
We stood beside our cotton bales ‘n’ 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 began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Old Hickory said we could take ’em by surprise
If we didn’t fire our muskets till we looked ’em in the eye
We held our fire ’till we seed their faces well
Then we opened up the squirrel guns and really gave em
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 to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

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 till the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
We filled his head with cannonballs and powered his behind
And when we touched the powder off the gator lost 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 began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

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

Hup, 2, 3, 4
Sound off, 3, 4
Hup, 2, 3, 4
Sound off, 3, 4
Hup, 2, 3, 4
Sound off, 3, 4

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