Lego Battle of New Orleans

Something for the weekend.  Well if we can have a Lego version of Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel, why not a Lego version of The Battle of New Orleans sung by Johnny Horton?

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon an’ we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British at the town of New Orleans.

Refrain:
We fired our guns an’ the British kept a’comin’.
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was awhile ago.
We fired once more an’ they begin to runnin’
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river an’ we seed the British comin’,
There must a’been a hundred of ‘em beatin’ on the drum.
They stepped so high an’ they made their bugles ring,
We stood beside our cotton bales an’didn’t say a thing.

Refrain

Ole Hickory said we could take ‘em by surprise,
If we didn’t fire our muskets ’til we looked ‘em in the eyes.
We held our fire ’til we seed their faces well,
Then we opened up our squirrel guns an’ really gave ‘em …well!  

Refrain  

Yeah, they ran through the briars an’ they ran through the brambles
An’ they ran through the bushes where the rabbits 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 an’ we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls an’ powdered his behind,
An’ when they touched the powder off, the ‘gator lost his mind.

Refrain

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Published in: on November 27, 2010 at 5:30 am  Comments (9)  
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9 Comments

  1. Love it!

  2. How creative is that? Never thought I’d see my relative Renato Beluche as a Lego artillerist. Thanks a bunch!

  3. It is astounding Pauline as to just how creative some of the stuff being posted on Youtube is becoming.

  4. Impressive and I am sure the alligator cannonade is historically accurate… HA!
    Dennis McCutcheon

  5. I am sure by the end of the battle Dennis Old Hickory’s men had fired off quite a few unusual things at the British!

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  8. There is a lego version of Archimedes’ Eureka moment, too. Star Wars pieces were used very effectively.

  9. Eureka!


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