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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:09 PM

I can't get this song out of my head despite its cartoonish

and controversial depiction of a historic battle.



"The Battle of New Orleans" is a song written by Jimmy Driftwood. The song describes the Battle of New Orleans from the perspective of an American soldier; the song tells the tale of the battle with a light tone and provides a rather comical version of what actually happened at the battle. It has been recorded by many artists, but the singer most often associated with this song is Johnny Horton. His version scored number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 (see 1959 in music). Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song for 1959, it was very popular with teenagers in the late 1950s/early 1960s in an era mostly dominated by rock and roll music.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_New_Orleans

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Reply I can't get this song out of my head despite its cartoonish (Original post)
Mme. Defarge Mar 2022 OP
frogmarch Mar 2022 #1
Mme. Defarge Mar 2022 #2
highplainsdem Mar 2022 #14
Goonch Mar 2022 #3
AllaN01Bear Mar 2022 #4
LT Barclay Mar 2022 #5
AllaN01Bear Mar 2022 #12
LT Barclay Mar 2022 #16
DinahMoeHum Mar 2022 #6
Mme. Defarge Mar 2022 #7
AllaN01Bear Mar 2022 #13
mitch96 Mar 2022 #8
Mme. Defarge Mar 2022 #9
abqtommy Mar 2022 #11
abqtommy Mar 2022 #10
Leith Mar 2022 #15

Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:12 PM

1. It was playing in my head a couple of days

ago. Good song!

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:16 PM

2. We apparently

we go back!

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 03:05 PM

14. Same here. Love this song!

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:18 PM

3. ;-{)🖖‍

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:20 PM

4. i got that on a 45 rpm somewhere in the apartment.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:41 PM

5. I have a CD that also has "Sink the Bismarck"

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Response to LT Barclay (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:37 PM

12. wow. must be rare .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 12:23 PM

16. Don't know. It was a "best of" I found on Amazon

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:44 PM

6. I remember the parody "Battle of Kookamonga". . .

. . .from Barry Hansen's (Dr. Demento) show way back then:

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:59 PM

7. OMG!

I had forgotten that one.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:38 PM

13. heard this on dr demento too als.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:25 PM

8. To me it's got that whole Davy Crocket vib to it... Come on Fess up you like it... 😏..nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:02 PM

9. Had the lunch pail.

I canít remember having a coonskin cap.

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:11 PM

11. I had the wallet and the faux coonskin cap in 1957. That was high style for an 8-year old

back then!

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:08 PM

10. I think of this song as 'hillbilly rock' or 'rockabilly', a genre that includes some of

Hank Williams Sr. music.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 09:43 PM

15. There's a British version



Sounds a little strange to American ears, but jolly good fun anyway.

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