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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Battle Of New Orleans that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Johnny Horton's, "Battle Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
They ran so fast like a house full of ketchup.
Original Lyrics:
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em.
Johnny Horton's, "Battle of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ol' Heap-Freak said we could take 'em by surprise,
if we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes...
Original Lyrics:
Ol' Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise,
if we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes...
This is the song that starts out "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 fought the bloody British in the town of New Orleans..."
Johnny Horton's, "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
Johnny Horton's, "Battle of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
There wasn't quite as many as there was a while ago
Original Lyrics:
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
Johnny Horton's, "Battle of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
We fired once more and the apes began to running
Original Lyrics:
We fired once more and they began a runnin'

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