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The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton     mp3
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  Artist: Johnny Horton
  Audio File & Tab from: willc
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Capo 2nd Fret - 2/4 Time
Intro:
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    _     _   _ _ _     _   _      _   _ _
   | |   | | | | | |   | | | |    | | | | |
e|-----|-------------|---------|------------|
B|-3---|-------------|-3-3-3---|----3-------|
G|---4-|-0-0-0-2-4-5-|-------4-|2s4---4-2-0-|
D|-----|-------------|---------|------------|
A|-----|-------------|---------|------------|
E|-----|-------------|---------|------------|

     _   _ _      _   _ _ _     _   _     _   _
    | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|------------|--------------|---------|---------|
B|------------|--------------|---------|---------|
G|----0-------|--------------|---------|---------|
D|0s2---2-0---|----0---------|---------|---------|
A|----------3-|0s2---2-0---0-|---------|---------|
E|------------|----------3---|-3-------|---------|


Verse 1:
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   G                        C
In eighteen and fourteen we took a little trip
 D7                                [G       D7    G]
Along with Colonal Jackson down the mighty mississip
G                             C
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
       D7                            [G       D7    G]
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans.


Chorus:
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   G                       '
We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
   G                         [D7           G]
There wasn't as many as there was a while ago
   G                       ' 
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
   G                         [D7           G]   G  '
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.


Verse 2:
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   G                            C
We looked down the river and we seen the British come
          D7                           [G       D7    G]
And there musta been a hund'erd of 'em beatin' on the drum 
    G                         C
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
   D7                                [G       D7    G]
We stood beside our cotton bales and didn't say a thing. 


Chorus:
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   G                       '
We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
   G                         [D7           G]
There wasn't as many as there was a while ago
   G                       ' 
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
   G                         [D7           G]   G  '
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.


Verse 3:
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    G                    C
Old Hickry said we could take 'em by suprise 
      D7
If we didn't fire our musket till we 
[G       D7    G]
looked 'em in the eyes 
    G                    C
We held our fire till we see'd their faces well 
        D7
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and 
[G       D7    G]
really gave 'em ... Well
 

Chorus:
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   G                       '
We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
   G                         [D7           G]
There wasn't as many as there was a while ago
   G                       ' 
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
   G                         [D7           G]   G  '
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.


Chorus 2:
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           G
Yeah! they ran through the briars and they 
G
ran through the brambles
         G
And they ran through the bushes where a 
[D7              G]
rabbit couldn't go
      G                   '
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
                              [D7          G]   G   '
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. 

 
Verse 4:
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   G                         C
We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down 
      D7
So we grabbed an alligator and we 
[G       D7    G]
fought another round
   G
We filled his head with cannonballs and 
 C
powdered his behind 
    D7
And when we touched the powder off, the 
 [G       D7    G]
'gator lost his mind. 


Chorus:
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   G                       '
We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
   G                         [D7           G]
There wasn't as many as there was a while ago
   G                       ' 
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
   G                         [D7           G]   G   '
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.


Chorus 2:
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           G
Yeah! they ran through the briars and they 
G
ran through the brambles
         G
And they ran through the bushes where a 
[D7              G]
rabbit couldn't go
      G                   '
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
                              [D7          G]   G   '
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. 


Outro:
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G
Hut-two-three-four
G          [D7    G]
Sound off, three-four
G
Hut-two-three-four
G          [D7    G]
Sound off, three-four
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