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The Battle Of New Orleans
 (aka Eighth Of January) 
Words and Music by Jimmy Driftwood - 1957
Scored number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959
G C D7 G
- C D7 G
G - - D7             G
G - - D7             G     (repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
In eighteen fourteen, we took a little trip,  Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Missisip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans,  And we met 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 a running,  Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
Listen to Tom Paley play "Battle Of New Orleans" frailing style (mp3)
Watch the San Francisco Banjo Band perform "Battle Of New Orleans" (youtube)
Watch Buck Trent play "Battle Of New Orleans" (youtube)
Click here for Lead-Sheet and 5-String Banjo Tab
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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