The Battle of New Orleans – Lego Video

I cannot take any credit for this absolutely awesome video – all credit goes to the original creators and the late, great Johnny Horton for his stunning performance of “The Battle of New Orleans”. The song takes a cheeky approach to Andrew Jackson’s now famous battle during the War of 1812 – the battle took place AFTER the war officially ended, however by the time new of the war’s official end reached the United States most people heard of Jackson’s victory, and then just assumed that he was the reason for the victory – which made him a national hero.

Lyrics:
In 1814 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 caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

[Chorus:]
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 to runnin’ on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we see’d the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of’em beatin’ on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn’t say a thing.

[Chorus]

Old Hickory said we could take ’em by surprise
If we didn’t fire our muskets ’til we looked ’em in the eye
We held our fire ’til we see’d their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave ’em … well

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**

We fired our cannon ’til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Duration : 0:2:49


25 thoughts on “The Battle of New Orleans – Lego Video

  1. tostedcheeseman

    @DavBlc7 good to …
    @DavBlc7 good to see a brit that
    a) isnt sayin that britain won
    b) isnt insulting the US
    I no u guys exist, but it seems like theyre getting rarer and rarer.

  2. DavBlc7

    Very funny, …
    Very funny, especially that the Yanks using a croc as a cannon! I know the Battle of New Orleans was a victory for the Yanks. however unknown to both sides, the treaty was signed after no one win the war and it really was not a victory, just waste of good lives – both Yanks and us Brits.

    Good music though especially as I am a deaf person!

  3. rossobantam

    look at the back …
    look at the back near 40 at the back of cannon there is a guy Taliban with m16 lol

  4. umean123

    @Mrhockeykid100 …
    @Mrhockeykid100 History is full of lies at some point man… whoever wins rights what happened lie or not.

  5. Mrhockeykid100

    WTF the British had …
    WTF the British had no advances they had no supplies they were outnumbered and tired jackasss

  6. jfsowards

    Two of Jack’s …
    Two of Jack’s favorite things….legos and Johnny Horton. We’re watching it over and over and over.

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