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Duration: 2:33 
Release Date: 1959  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Jimmie Driftwood (sav-man) 
Music By: Jimmie Driftwood (sav-man) 
Produced By: Don Law (I B Emerson) 
Released By: Columbia Records (sav-man) 
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  • Was later covered by The Royal Guardsmen and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (among others). (sav-man)
  • From the 1959 album THE SPECTACULAR JOHNNY HORTON. (sav-man)
  • Was #1 for six weeks on the BILLBOARD charts in May 1959. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    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 seen the British come
    And there must've been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum
    They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring
    We stood beside the cotton bails and didn't say a thing

    We fired our guns...

    Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
    If we didn't fire a musket till we looked 'em in the eyes
    We held our fire till we seen their faces well
    Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em well...

    We fired our guns...

    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 powdered his behind
    And when we touched the powder off the 'gator lost his mind

    We fired our guns...
    Yeah they ran through the briars...
    (I B Emerson)
    Current Rating 10.0 (5 votes)
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