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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Jimmie Driftwood / Johnny Horton

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Battle Of New Orleans"The word "battle" does not occur in the lyrics. - Thessaly Danes

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Which Way Are You Going?," Jim Croce"North To Alaska," Johnny Horton
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Sink The Bismarck," Johnny Horton

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Jonny Reb" originally "Johnny Reb"
Alyssa Jayne
"Jo's Been A-Gittin' There" originally "Joe's Been A-Gittin' There"
A gender change by letter removal
Candace Mercer
"Joe's Been A-Gittin' Here" originally "Joe's Been A-Gittin' There"
Candace Mercer
"Al's Got A Sugar Lip" originally "Sal's Got A Sugar Lip"
Alyssa Jayne
"Ink The Bismarck" originally "Sink The Bismarck"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sold Dan Tucker" originally "Old Dan Tucker"
Does Dan know this?
Peter
"Joel's Been A-Gittin' There" originally "Joe's Been A-Gittin' There"
Karen Smith
"Jose's Been A-Gittin' There" originally "Joe's Been A-Gittin' There"
Karen Smith
"Old Dawn Tucker" originally "Old Dan Tucker"
Another gender change by letter addition
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Stink The Bismarck" originally "Sink The Bismarck"
Wendy Torrance

Change a Letter:

"Kink The Bismarck" originally "Sink The Bismarck"
Yvette Bristle
"Johnny Web" originally "Johnny Reb"
Alyssa Jayne
"Johnny Rib" originally "Johnny Reb"
Alyssa Jayne
"Johnny Rub" originally "Johnny Reb"
Alyssa Jayne
"Johnny Rob" originally "Johnny Reb"
Alyssa Jayne

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Recordings:

Jan 15
a parody of "The Ballad of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton
I had a lot of fun making this parody of the Battle of New Orleans and dedicating it to the Postal Service. Written byt Larry Franks and Linda Koski (c) 2012
tripod: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Battle of New Orleans""The Battle of Stockholm"Michael Pacholek
"The Battle of New Orleans""The Loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald"Patrick McWilliams
"The Battle of New Orleans""The Addled Are Now All Gone"Patrick McWilliams
"The Battle Of New Orleans""The Rattle Of Stew Or Beans"Airfarcewon
"The Battle Of New Orleans""The Burning Of Mylanta"Airfarcewon
"Sink the Bismarck""Find your Benchmark"Lifeliver
"The Battle Of New Orleans""The Battle Of Krispy Kremes"Airfarcewon
"Sink The Bismarck""Sink The Bismarks"Airfarcewon
"The Battle of New Orleans""The Beatlemania Scenes"Lifeliver
"PT 109""VPnumber 3"Foc'sle Five

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
You Send Me
   Sam Cooke
North To Alaska
   Johnny Horton
You Send Me North To Alaska
Candace Mercer

Misheard Lyrics:

"Johnny Reb"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get out of the way, Johnny Red, Johnny Red
Get out of the way, Johnny Red.
Original Lyrics:
You fought all the way, Johnny Reb, Johnny Reb
You fought all the way, Johnny Reb.
"North to Alaska"
Misheard Lyrics:
North to Alaska, go north the West is won.
Original Lyrics:
North to Alaska, go north the rush is on
"Battle of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a pot of gold
Original Lyrics:
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
"North to Alaska"
Misheard Lyrics:
North the Russian zone
Original Lyrics:
North to Alaska
Go North, the rush is on.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Johnny Reb"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get out of the way, Johnny Red, Johnny Red
Get out of the way, Johnny Red.
Original Lyrics:
You fought all the way, Johnny Reb, Johnny Reb
You fought all the way, Johnny Reb.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Owen Money

Listening on an old 8-track tape in Georgia.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Battle Of New Orleans "
The Funny Lyrics:
We fired our cannon 'till the barrel melted down so we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round. We filled his head with cannonballs, powdered his behind and when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind.
Why They're Funny:
Just too funny! But seriously, do you think animal activists would like to hear about a gator having its head blown off?
Submitted by: Jo, Newcastle, Australia
"Sink The Bismarck"
The Funny Lyrics:
Guns as big as steers, and shells as big as trees
Why They're Funny:
Only in the hillbilly Mayberry RFD mentality can someone think that steers are bigger than trees.
Submitted by: Bob Malone

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"The Battle Of New Orleans"
The Nonsensical 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
Why They're Nonsensical:
The Battle of New Orleans occurred in 1815, not 1814. Also, this song came out in 1959, so the singer could not have been alive in 1814 or 1815.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
 

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Sink the Bismarck"
The Insincere Lyrics:
In May of 1941 the war had just begun
Why They're Insincere:
WWII was already being fought by Britain and Germany for a year and a half at that time.
Submitted by: Alan of Seville
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"North to Alaska"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Beneath that big white mountain
Just a little South-East of Nome
Why They're Inappropriate:
...not too many mountains se of Nome, just water.
Submitted by: Steve
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"North To Alaska"
The Dated Lyrics:
Big Sam left Seattle in the year of ninety-two.
Why They're Dated:
The assumption that would seem to apply here is that 'the year of ninety-two' must refer to the most recent year called 'ninety-two'. That meant 1892, as intended, when the song came out in 1959. But now 1892 is no longer the most recent 'year of ninety-two', so there is nothing from the words alone (without knowing when the song was written or the historical context that it refers to) to keep one from assuming that 1992 is what is meant.
Submitted by: Naomi Swanson
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Sink The Bismarck"
The Lyrics:
Churchill told the people
'Put ev'ry ship a-sail'
Who They Mention:
Winston Churchill
Submitted by: Britney Spears into pruning hooks
"The Battle Of New Orleans"
The Lyrics:
In eightteen and fourteen
we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson
down the mighty Mississip'
Who They Mention:
Andrew Jackson
Submitted by: Marianne Blackwelder

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Johnny Reb"
The Song Lyrics:
When Honest Abe heard the news about your fall
The folks thought he'd call a great victory ball
But he asked the band to play the song Dixie
For you Johnny Reb and all that you believed
Song They Mention:
"Dixie," a 19th century American song.
Submitted by: Bob
 

Song Title Space Change:

"The Battle Of New Or Le Ans" originally "The Battle Of New Orleans"
Didn't know they had a battle for 'or' & 'an''s?
Submitted by: Peter
"The Battle Of New Or Leans" originally "The Battle Of New Orleans"
Submitted by: Mae Beam

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"The Battle of New Orleans"
The 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.
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.
Why:
This 1959 novelty tune, The Battle of New Orleans, went to #1 for Johnny Horton and was written by Jimmie Driftwood. It is a humorous take on the events of the real Battle of New Orleans fought back in 1815 and is considered the last hostility of the War of 1812 (although a treaty had already been signed supposedly ending all hostilities.) In the first verse and first singing on the chorus, there is the mention of the Mississippi river, the town of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico all real places.
Submitted by: Peter
"The Battle Of New Orleans"
The Lyrics:
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
Why:
Refers to the Mississippi River and the Gulf Of Mexico.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
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Song Title Acrostics:

BONO: "Battle Of New Orleans"
Submitted by: Regina Olsen

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ronnie Jeb" originally "Johnny Reb"
Submitted by: Lisa Rose

Names as a Word Bank:

Toot Not Ron Nor John Nor Tony Submitted by: Karen Smith

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