Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans 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

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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Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans Comments
  1. Tyler Murray

    RULE BRITANNIA ONLY REASON YOU WON THE WAR WAS BECAUSE FRANCE AND SPAIN HAHAH AND REMEMBER YOUS ARE ALL WHITE EUROPEANS THAT FUNNY THOUGH COME FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧

  2. Collin Zaffke

    We invented guillerlla warefare interestingly...

  3. Creative Pony Productions!

    As an American I am proud of this victory, but it is heartbreaking to learn about all the lives that were lost on the British side. Lots of Scottish were killed too.

  4. Pepe Roni

    Get ready for the boog bois

    Jack Van Kirk

    HERE
    WE
    GO

  5. Alexia Underwood

    TRUMP 2020🇺🇸

    Mr. Bond

    Only in my nightmares

    Alexia Underwood

    @Mr. Bond the best president

  6. Carolyn Barney

    WE THE PEOPLE '...❤❤❤🕊👣🌎🦅🗽✨🌠💫🐘🥓

  7. MorganCantrell

    I have many problems with this country, but honestly whenever I listen to these type of songs, I'm suddenly the biggest patriot. Also I do not have my country, I love a lot about it but I do have some issues with how things are. Just clarifying.

  8. Cheshorcat Beats

    This song is way too short :)

  9. dallumm

    What kind of music do you like?
    Me: it’s complicated

  10. Fred Fact

    I believe the part about the alligator but I don't think they had that fancy bridge over the river back then.

  11. DipZ And ChipZ

    Me and my brother used to sing the “and they ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch them” when we were running outside playing a game, good times. Love ya bro.

  12. Tyler Murray

    Imagine lying 🤥

    Mr. Bond

    Tyler Murray How so?

    Here Comes Game & Watch

    silence brit

    Tyler Murray

    Here Comes Game & Watch You fuck your cousins

  13. Anything #68

    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 a town in New Orleans

    We fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin to runnin'
    On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

    We looked down a river
    And we see'd the British come
    And there must have been a hundred of'em
    Beatin' on the drums

    They stepped so high
    And they made their bugles ring
    We stood by our cotton bales
    And didn't say a thing

    We fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin 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 eyes

    We held our fire
    'Till we see'd their faces well
    Then we opened up our squirrel guns
    And really gave 'em - well we

    Fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin 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 the 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 cannon balls, and powdered his behind
    And when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind

    We fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin 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 the rabbit couldn't go
    They ran so fast
    That the hounds couldn't catch 'em
    On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

    Hut-two-three-four
    Sound off, three-four
    Hut-two-three-four
    Sound off, three-four
    Hut-two-three-four
    Hut-two-three-four.

  14. SkylineGTRx

    Why would there be dislikes? Just a question for the anti-AMERICAN people...

    They must hate independence and freedom for the greatest country on this side of heaven!

    Oh let me guess It's because "White history is racist, and our teachers said so!" OH CRY ME A RIVER OF PATHETIC EMOTIONS THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOU PANSY ASSES!

    American values are natural law and order! You fear that because PANSY ASSES are scared knowing they are WEAK HUMAN BEINGS!

    Penn Fyrenote

    Chill Mussolini.

  15. k158 my beer you will hold

    New red dead song

  16. Lee Banning

    Those damned British. They never stop running.

  17. denari z

    the jewish federal reserve is the tool british jew bankers at barclay's used to re-colonize U.S in 20th century,seriously jew media hold british royals in higher esteem then US pres its taken 100 years but it worked

  18. My anus is fucking bleeding

    Yo Americans in 1814 had bars damn

  19. trish rogers

    Damn what a bunch of southern boys did

  20. ukyorkie1

    we dont come no more we are total brothers in arms ..

  21. The Desk

    I wonder why there'd be a battle over a pizza place. I mean, it's good, but not *battle* worthy.

  22. PNW Splxsh

    This is badass

  23. BrotherMohd Hanif

    american is so cool 😄

  24. RideFeather

    Man this song is so catchy, and I'm British!

  25. Prismatic Gaming

    Respect from Scotland and Ireland 🇮🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇮🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇸

  26. H.M.S Nelson

    I feel bad for my fellow Brits, though it is a good thing we lost

  27. Josh M

    In 1814 we took a little trip to meet antifa and stop their little fit.
    We looked through the woods and could see antifa commin. There must have been a hundred of em yelling and ah cussin. We wore our camo an blended to the woods, we laid so quite they didn't have a clue.

    Ol' Hickory said we could take'em by surprise if we held our fire until we looked em in the eye. So we didn't move an inch until there masks shown well. Then we all let loose and really gave'em hell.

    We fired our guns and there pants started fillin, though there are not as may as there was awhile ago. We fired once more and they began to runnin down the Mississippi to the gulf of Mexico.

    Yeah, they ran through the brambles and they ran through the bushes they ran through places that their signs couldn't go. They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch'em and we wasn't worried cause they was runnin toward the wall.

    😂Come get some!
    🇺🇸⚖🗽FOREVER!

  28. Charlie Rawrz

    Wait did the irl actual get blown up were the armies really that dumb?! 🤣🤣

  29. mikeymike415 psn

    What kills me most is when I'm called a Yankee! Love it! I'm a white boy. All my life. I really love it when dark folks call me cracker. Don't know why but I do. Lol Hilarious

  30. Daku Null

    I listen to this song just because I like it.


    MFW it helped me pass my History Honors Test ...

  31. Quentin Potter

    Least it wasent baby powder

  32. Alastair Murray

    The British defeat sort of turned out to be a blessing in disguise for us Brits , it got us out of America , a lucky escape for us , lol !

    Jacklyn

    It wasn't a total and complete loss for you Brits. We speak your language and all but Louisiana falls under Common Law. Only Louisiana falls under Civil Law. You Brits definitely left your mark in your wakes.

    george hystrix

    Them retarded Yankees were not able to take Canada. Bloody losers.
    What they didnt have were a couple of brave Johnnies from Texas to show them soft gun boys from Montreal and environs what a fine marksman is.

  33. cattlewrangler walsh

    I'm from the emerald isle, thanks brother.

  34. Josh Pascual

    This song is catchy

  35. jennifur sun

    is that Buddy Harmon on drums love that drum beat. Love that picture of the squirrel it always makes me laugh

  36. MarcellusTheGreen

    Johnny Horton must have been a history major.

  37. Msflamingo2008

    Pres. Andrew Jackson was a real American Badass!! From orphan, to President. 💖🇺🇸💖 https://thehermitage.com/learn/andrew-jackson/orphan/

  38. Just A Man

    America must've been really great those days.

  39. dude shut up

    Wish we still fought cool wars...I would die for America but not Israel

  40. Adam Honesty and decency

    I remember when I was a kid, my dad had a 78 rpm of Johnny Horton’s greatest hits. I used to march and run around like a soldier to this song.

    Mary Harrison

    My boys did same thing! My Dad played his cassette(!), every weekend, they still do it! Me too...🙋‍♀️

  41. Sein

    Sang this in music class 2-3 rd grade in 1984. the first time hearing it since then. people would be too damn sensitive nowadays.

  42. cason williamson

    so nice i had to listen twice.

  43. Teacher Orleans

    Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
    Great book by Brian kilmeade
    Explains how America was paranoid with the local creole population of New Orleans since Louisiana's European past, could possibly result in them siding with the British, but ultimately Creole Gentleman, Kentucky rifleman and trained American soldiers, Slaves and pirates came together to defend the New unlikely American city, from Foreign intervention and to sustain American westward Expansion
    Proud New Orleanian⚜⚜⚜⚜
    We get to boast how much history our city has 😁

    Jacklyn

    The Accidental City - the Improvising of New Orleans. I read this book three times in a row. Fascinating history. I love the fact that this city exists in this country because it is really special in that it is just plain different. The accidental city speaks defiance through and through.

  44. George Shelton

    Now this is the right music video I found, just for me only to enjoy. It contains the Battle for New Orleans Louisiana mural. Featuring the old fashion war mortar.

  45. Rev. Steve K Episcopal26

    Water buffalo

  46. Chris Warner - Gaming, Vlogs, And More

    Now my marching band is playing this song and I gotta say being the drum line section leader. When you play the drum line parts you feel like you are in a real war

  47. Donnie Franklin

    HORTON 2020 🇺🇸💪

  48. CHESTER zimmerman

    we americans are crazy today well use beer bottles into a bud light mortar

  49. Miguel Rodriguez

    This song makes me cry it's not the same America Any more

  50. John Doe

    That would be a long trip this you walked

  51. French Touch

    So catchy

  52. NOVA 6

    When I was a kid my dad would play this on the way to turkey hunting and me and my brothers would sing along love this song

  53. Top Turn

    Lake Tahoe > Rough & Ready here>You Bet

  54. Benjamin Dillon

    Rubbish

  55. Jonsthan shyco

    Donald trump is a traitor 👿👹👹👹👹👺👺👺👺👺👺👺

  56. Jonsthan shyco

    Donald trump is a terrorist 👿👹👹👹👺👺👺👺👺👺👺👺

  57. Richard E. Miranda Jr.

    Why tack on "in 1814"? You mangled it!

  58. Jonathan Banks

    Imagine a kid in a British talent show singing this.

    sir ach

    did the Viet cong write any good songs about how they kicked your american asses?

    Michael Andrews

    sir ach, go colonize Vietnam and see what a hell hole it is before u start talking shit about America, besides who saved your ass in both world wars? America, who kick u out of America twice? America. So get your hup hup cheerio, tea drinking, crumpet eating, tax collecting, African enslaving looking head ass back to Britain and deal with the IRA before they blow u to shit AGAIN. #MURICA_RULES

  59. Andrew Patrick

    Andrew Jackson was a badass!

  60. Logan 900

    My US history teacher really loves this song.

  61. Johnny Half

    On Veterans Day

  62. bingo_fuel

    i remember my history teacher played this video in my highschool history class, 2011 i think, and i sang along as the whole class stared at me lol. if you were a military brat i'm sure you heard this growing up too

  63. The supreme DALEK

    US: *cannon melts*

    British: we got them now!

    US: I dunno about that chief *grabs a crocodile*

    British: OH SHI- *BANG*

  64. John Herb

    By all means this is a great song but I just wish Johnny Horton would be remembered for more than just this one song.

  65. Social Darwinist

    In 1861 we gave North a shock.
    We showed them that Secession was not just idle talk.
    We took our guns and ammo an we ourselves some fun
    When we kicked y'all's Yankee asses
    At the Battle of Bull Run!

    TheIceman567

    Social Darwinist then surrendered at Appomattox in 1865.

  66. Shalyn Potts

    Love this song

  67. Terry Daniell

    How in the world is someone from "the emerald isle" gonna dedicate an American song to his foreign brothers?

  68. Levi Call

    😎👍👍😁😁😁😎😎 classic by Johnny Horton Awesome 😊

  69. Benj Smith Productions

    This is a nice song, catchy eve, but can someone explain how this was the biggest song of an entire year?

  70. Lovely turtles:p

    My friend just sent me this.

    *I'm scared.*

  71. Sonny Dunn

    And we won cause we kept canada and you lost all your sailors we burnt down the white house we got of with all your shit look away look away you got fucked by all king george we your ships got fucked and all you men were killed then 50 years on in frosty morin the south of your country decied to say fuck you fuck you ya smell dickie 😂🖕

    TheIceman567

    the USA never wanted Canada. In fact the only nation to demand any land were the British. An Indian buffer state and Maine. The reason for the war was impressment and native attacks in the frontier. In fact the USA fought 3 other wars for the same reason twice with the barberry corsair pirates(1801-05), (1815) and once against France during the Quasi-War (1797-1800). The Usa never once Demand it any land after those conflicts.

  72. Sonny Dunn

    Rule brittiana fuck america you guys wouldnt exist without us 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕

  73. Antonio C

    teacher: "today we have a new exchange student from england"

    girls: "omg i bet he's cute!"

    boys: 0:09

    Snapperbob

    LMFAO so true.

  74. J W

    fuck them redcoats

  75. guywhosfine

    if your reading this your gay

  76. Chris Pierce

    My official theme song to be played during the boogaloo

  77. Michael Cole

    I think I can work with the army engineer corps of the USA and help them make maps that are fair to everyone

  78. D. C.

    Beautuly done. Very visual. I love it

  79. TheBlackSheep

    GATOR CANNON IS TOO OP!
    God please nerf them... thanks!
    Yours truly,
    A Brit with shit.

  80. Tina Mercuri

    As a aussi I'm happy we have 2 strong brothers UK.usa.thank God.

    TheIceman567

    Tina Mercuri like wise from the USA.

  81. The Steel Centurion 21

    A true supporter of a United Ireland, I presume?
    26+6=1 my friend. Hopefully within our lifetimes.

  82. CloakMajorPug Pug

    Solder looks at a lalligaer alligator: oh no

  83. Ethan Dyson

    The actual anthem of the US.

  84. ikon 101

    I watched at shcool

  85. Vince Rankin

    Save the tultes

  86. James Caraway

    great song

  87. smp156

    a needless war of fratricide.

    like the entirety of white european history.

    kinda makes me sick to my stomach.

    white people killing and dying to fight the klke's enemies and wars

  88. El Pistolero

    i hear this every time im on my way to buy a HAND CANNON yes sir

  89. Firehawk 5506

    Is it bad that I can sing this song on 1.75 speed almost perfectly

  90. Kennah Anderson

    Lyrics for anyone who wants to sing along while still watching the video :)


    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 a town in New Orleans
    We fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin to runnin'
    On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
    We looked down a river
    And we see'd the British come
    And there must have been a hundred of'em
    Beatin' on the drums
    They stepped so high
    And they made their bugles ring
    We stood by our cotton bales
    And didn't say a thing
    We fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin 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 eyes
    We held our fire
    'Till we see'd their faces well
    Then we opened up our squirrel guns
    And really gave 'em - well we
    Fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin 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 the 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 cannon balls, and powdered his behind
    And when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind
    We fired our guns and the British kep a-comin'
    There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they begin 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 the rabbit couldn't go
    They ran so fast
    That the hounds couldn't catch 'em
    On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
    Hut-two-three-four
    Sound off, three-four
    Hut-two-three-four
    Sound off, three-four
    Hut-two-three-four
    Hut-two-three-four.


    There we go! Have a great day! 😘😋😁

  91. Harrison Potts

    I memorized this

    Harrison Potts

    I memorized this

  92. Laughing Seagull

    When you girlfriend here’s you listening to this

  93. Tacticool Millenial

    Fuck the British. Even today more than ever. Beta male pansies.

    John Marston

    Tacticool Millenial fuck yeah brother

  94. Ruthann Collebert

    I love this song

  95. Chumley Warner

    Sounds a bit like johnny rebel

  96. trtytr

    In 2020 the conservatives won the battle with trump

  97. trkoby

    What year was this made? It's catchy as hell

  98. Ian Williams

    love the song the gater part is my favorite

  99. ian weir

    Respect from scotland ,more joins us than divides us for sure