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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 this song frailing style (mp3)
Click here for Lead-Sheet and 5-String Banjo Tab
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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