The Johnny Horton song says,
In eighteen fourteen 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 fought the bloody British near the town of New Orleans.
But it was on this day, 8 January 1815, that the Battle of New Orleans was joined. And Jackson was Major General at the time. Details, details.
I think we had the Royal Guardsmen album when I was younger, the one with "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" on it. "Long Playing"! Monaural. We played it over and over on a phonograph with a heavy tone arm. Ah, the history brings back the history.
We fired our guns but 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 runnin',
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
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