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Prairie 1040
 
    
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Battle Of New Orleans
Prairie 1040
 


ID: 1405
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
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Label information
Grid list of Prairie recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm117
Duration4:22
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Chuck Donahue
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp'
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we fought the bloody British in the town of New Orleans
We fired our guns and the British kept a-coming
There wasn't nigh as many as there was awhile ago
We fired once more and they began a-running
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico


Allemande left with the old left hand
Partner by the right for a right & left grand
Hand over hand, around you go, meet that lady and promenade
Hup, 2, 3, 4...hup, 2, 3, 4
Hup, 2, 3, 4...hup, 2, 3, 4


ALTERNATE LYRICS

(middle break)
*We looked down the river and we saw the British come
There must have been a hundred beatin' on the drums
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring
We stood beside the cotton bales and didn't say a thing
We fired our guns and the British kept a-coming
There wasn't quite as many as there was awhile ago
We fired once more and they began a-running
Way down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico


(closer)
*We fired our cannon until the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and fought another round
We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind
And when we set the powder off, the 'gator lost his mind
We fired our guns and the British kept a-coming
There wasn't quite as many as there was awhile ago
We fired once more and they began a-running
Way down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Head two couples square on thru, 4 hands round you do
Meet that corner with a dosado, go once around that girl you go
Swing thru two by two, boys run to the right you do
Ladies hinge, flip the diamond and the boys trade
Boys run right again, half tag the line and then
Scoot back and the corner swing, swing the lady and promenade
HUP 2 - 3- 4 HUP 2 - 3 - 4
HUP 2 - 3 - 4 HUP 2 - 3 - 4

 
Lyrics

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Battle Of New Orleans
 
 

In Eighteen-Fourteen we took a little trip,
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp'
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 see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring,
We stood beside 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 began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf Of Mexico.

Ol' Hick'ry said we could take 'em by surprise,
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes.
We held our fire till we see'd their faces well,
Then, we opened our 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 '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 set 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.

Lyrics by Jimmy Driftwood.
Recorded by Johnny Horton (1959).
 

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