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So Who Won The Battle of New Orleans?

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The version of the "The Battle of New Orleans" recorded for the UK and Canadian market. You guys sure are some sore losers. Actually I had head the song was banned by the BBC because they did not like the phrase "Bloody British."

 

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I think it was a group called "we" but I don't know who "they" were! :rolleyes:

 

Yep, Always someone with their undies in a bunch. I don't give the Brits a break on stuff like that cuz I are one 3 gen removed. Course now, I'm not an English-American. Just an American.

 

Aster

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You would think the British would have known better then to go up against a bunch of ticked off southerners with squirrel rifles led by a hawk nose, rail thing guy known for brawling and dueling.

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Nobody won, as the battle was completely pointless. The war had already ended, but the combatants hadn't gotten the word yet.

 

-- Bob R

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I wonder if they still marched in nice easy to shoot at lines or if they learned their lesson on that in the last one?

 

Guess their wireless server was down on the war over posting?

 

As a kid I always wanted to see the gator filled with cannonballs & a powdered behind. he he

 

Aster

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I think it was Johnny Horton that wrote that song :-" Enjoyed His Music till He died in a plane crash / Who Ever Win's a War ](*,)

Lyrics were by Jimmy Driftwood, melody an old fiddle tune called the 8th of January. Horton died in a car crash, not plane crash.

Brad

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The U.S. did. Great Britian wanted the land we'd just aquired in the Louisiana Purchase. They were trying to take New Orleans. Andrew Jackson led the charge that stopped the seige.

 

Jimmy Driftwood, as I recall, was a history teacher. He wrote the song to help his students learn the information. He used the melody to the fiddle tune, '8th of January'. The Battle of New Orleans actually took place on the 8th of January, 1814.

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The U.S. did. Great Britian wanted the land we'd just aquired in the Louisiana Purchase. They were trying to take New Orleans. Andrew Jackson led the charge that stopped the seige.

 

 

To the British, American was just an annoying sideshow. The UK was not after the land acquired in the Lousiana Purchase. Their plan was to blockade the mouth of the Mississippi by taking the port of New Orleans which was part of a general strategy to disrupt trade and privateering and in particular the supply of raw materials to France.

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