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Song: The Battle of New Orleans

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  1. Zedicus

    Zedicus Member

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    They just dont write em like this anymore....

    Enjoy!

    (Yes it's Gun Related, Just read the Lyrics, as for L&P content, It is banned in the UK to this day.)

     
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    "Sink The Bismark" is also pretty good.
     
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    LOL...

    ...Crack me up!

    I hadn't thought of that in years...I grew up listenin' to that...Hell, I HAD a copy of that on record...

    ...they ran so fast that the hounds coudn't catchem...LOL...;)
     
  4. gc70

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    :)

    Two music files on my computer - the Battle of New Orleans and GarryOwen.
     
  5. Speer

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    Been awhile.
     
  6. Black Knight

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    Try the Eddie Arnold version. There are about 2 or 3 more verses to The Battle of New Orleans.
     
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    love that song, it's in my playlist on my puter and I have it on cassette tape somewhere. Oh yeah it's by Johnny Horton . He was a history teacher and wrote that song as a lesson for his class

    Josh
     
  8. Zedicus

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    Here's My favorite verse.

    Now There is an Idea for ya....:D
     
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    My Mistake on the singer's name, copied the lyrics from a lyrics site.

    And on it being Banned the only 3 versions that aren't banned in the UK are the one you mentioned, the one by Lonnie Donnegan and the Johnny Horton alternate version (Used "Rebels" instead of "British" & sung with a fake British accent).

    I Know an Entertainer in the UK who once got into trouble for singing the banned original version at a anniversary party and some bozo took it on themselves to turn him in.:banghead:
     
  11. McCall911

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    Ah, yes! I was all of six years old when that song came out, but it still sticks with me! Funny stuff!

    Johnny Horton also sang the theme to the John Wayne movie "North to Alaska" and was set to star in it, until he tragically lost his life in an auto accident. :(
     
  12. Stevie-Ray

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    Just heard it a few minutes on Sirius.
     
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    One of the songs that was recorded while country music was still just that. It's gone to hell in a handbasket the last 10 or 15 or maybe more years. Does anyone else here remember those juke boxes in them smokey old beer joints. I'd bet most of the younger folks here wouldn't even recognize most of the singers from back then!:D
     
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    Country? Well, how was it that it was being playerd on all the AM rock stations as I grew up? Huh?
     
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    "Country? Well, how was it that it was being playerd on all the AM rock stations as I grew up? Huh?"
    But you heard it first on the country stations back then.:D
     
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    What about Snoopy and the bloody Red Baron of Germany? Good tune but the title escapes me.
     
  17. Car Knocker

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    Lot of crossover back then (mid-50's, early 60's) between country and pop. Johnny Cash (Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk The Line), Brenda Lee (Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, I'm Sorry), Marty Robbins (El Paso), Patsy Cline (Walkin' After Midnight). That's assuming, of course, that you were listening to rock/pop radio then.
     
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    Snoopy vs. The Red Baron by the Royal Guardsmen


    After the turn of the century
    In the clear blue skies over Germany
    Came a roar and a thunder men had never heard
    Like the scream and the sound of a big war bird...

    Up in the sky, a man in a plane
    Baron von Richthofen was his name
    Eighty men tried, and eighty men died
    Now they're buried together on the countryside....

    Chorus: Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
    The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' out the score
    Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
    Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany.

    In the nick of time, a hero arose...
    A funny-looking dog with a big black nose
    He flew into the sky to seek revenge
    But the Baron shot him down--"Curses, foiled again!"

    CHORUS

    Now, Snoopy had sworn that he'd get that man
    So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan...
    He challenged the German to a real dogfight
    While the Baron was laughing, he got him in his sight.

    That Bloody Red Baron was in a fix
    He'd tried everything, but he'd run out of tricks
    Snoopy fired once, and he fired twice.....
    And that Bloody Red Baron went spinning out of sight

    CHORUS

    FADE ON CHORUS SECOND TIME

    1967
     
  19. slzy

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    for those just tuning in,johnnys wife was the second mrs. hank williams sr.
     
  20. Vairochana

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    Some of Jonny Horton's other works divervge somwhat from the...er..."Politically Correct"
     
  21. RealGun

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    The melody was lifted from a fiddle tune called The Eighth of January.
     
  22. Walkalong

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    Excellent song and his version is the best of all!
    Snoopy & the Red Baron is also a classic.
     
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    Johnny Horton's version was probably the most popular, but the song was written by Jimmy Driftwood. I know it's not 100 per cent reliable, but Wikipedia has some interesting info about Jimmy Driftwood.
     
  24. Freedspeak

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    Song in head

    You know how when you get a tune in your head and can't get it out?

    This is one I get at least once a year, and it takes me a few weeks to lose it, thanks loads for bringing it back up! :neener:

    (I actually get closer to the root of the basic concept, just don't tell the wife, drives her nuts when I keep humming/whistleing it):)


    P.S.(Thanks for the full lyrics.)
     
  25. McCall911

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    I have been corrected on this by a more knowledgeable relative, who assures me that "North to Alaska" was filmed some time before Johnny died in that November 1960 car crash. He was set to go into acting, however. But, before he died, Johnny was having premonitions about his death!
     
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