1814 - anon

(C)Well, in 1814, we (D)took a little trip,
(G)along with Colonel Parker (C)down the mighty Mississipp.
We took a little bacon and we (D)took a little beans,
(G)and we fought against the British in the (C)town of New Orleans

(C)Well, we looked down the river till we (D)see the British come,
(G)there must have been a hundred of 'em (C)beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they (D)made the bugles ring, well,
(G)we stood beside our cotton bales and (C)never said a thing.

(C)Well, Parker said we could (D)take em by surprise,
if we (G)didn't fire a musket till we (C)looked em in the eyes.
Well, we stood quite still till we (D)see their faces clear,
then we (G)opened up our muskets and we (C)really gave em cheer.

(C)Well, they ran through the briars and they (D)ran through the brambles
and they (G)ran through the bushes where the (C)rabbits couldn't go
They ran so fast that the (D)hounds couldn't catch em
all (G)down the Mississippi to the (C)Gulf of Mexico

(C)Well, we fired our muskets so the (D) barrels melted down
then (G)grabbed an alligator as we (C)fought another round
We showed the alligator the (D)route that he should go and the
(G)british got the message and they (C)fled along the flow

C)Well, we fired our guns and the (D)British kept a comin'
and there (G)wasn't as many as there (C)was a while ago
We fired once more and (D)they began a running, on
(G)down the Mississippi to the (C)Gulf of Mexico.

(G)Down the Mississippi to the (C)Gulf of Mexico.
(G)Down the Mississippi to the (C)Gulf of Mexico.