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Chit Chatters as the title says. Just wondering. Some myth/legend intertwined is ok as well.
 
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There is this:

Battle Of New Orleans

In 1814 we took a little trip, Along with Col. Jackson
down the mighty Mississip. We took a little bacon, and
we took a little beans. And we met the bloody British near
the town of New Orleans.

We looked down the river and we seen the British come,
An there must have been a hundred of them beatin on the drum.
They stepped so high & they made their bugles ring, we
stood beside our cotton bails & didn't say a thing.

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise if we didn't
fire our muskets 'til we looked them in the eye.
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well, then we
opened up our squirrel guns & really gave 'em Hell

They ran thru the briars and they ran thru the brambles and
they ran thru the bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go.
They ran so fast the the hounds couldn't catch 'em on down
the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down, then we grabbed
an alligator & we fought another round. We filled his head with
cannon balls, & powered his behind 'n when we touched the
powder off the gator lost his mind.
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I always begin with Wikipedia's reference section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_new_orleans#Reference...
 
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If it falls on me and pins me underneath it, does that still count as seizing the day?
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The Battle of Kookamonga

In nineteen and fifty-nine we took a little hike
With our scout master down to Lake Oneeganite
We took a little pizza and we took some saurkrauts
And we marched along together till we seen the girl scouts

Chorus:
We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga
Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways
We learned to make sparks by rubbin’ sticks together
But if we catch the girls then we'll set the woods ablaze

Well we crept up to the water and we seen the girls a-swimmin'
There musta been a hundred of them purty young women
They looked so fine even birds forgot to sing
We lay down in the poison oak and didn't say a thing

Chorus

Well our counselor said we could take them by surprise
If we didn't say a word till we looked them in the eyes
We kept real still and we had our eyes a-glued
We saw how they were dressed, they were swimming in the
Welll, now...

Chorus

Well they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast even we couldn't catch them
From Lake Oneeganite all the way to Buffalo

Well we ran right after them till everyone was pooped
So we rested for a moment and our forces we regrouped
Then we seen the girls behind some evergreens
They was captured by a company of United States Marines

Chorus

Well they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast even we couldn't catch them
From Lake Oneeganite all the way to Buffalo

Falsetto Chorus
A-rootie-toot-toot. A-rootie-toot-toot.
We are the boys from the Boy Scout troop
We don't smoke and we don't chew
And we don't go with the girls that do
 
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Because Wikipedia uses references:

References

* Borneman, Walter H. (2004), 1812: The War that forged a nation, New York: HarperCollins, ISBN 0060531126
* Brooks, Charles B. (1961), The Siege of New Orleans, Seattle: University of Washington Press, OCLC 425116
* Brown, Wilburt S (1969), The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, ISBN 0817351000
* Cooper, John Spencer (1996) [1869], Rough Notes of Seven Campaigns in Portugal, Spain, France and America During the Years 1809-1815, Staplehurst: Spellmount, ISBN 1873376650
* Forrest, Charles Ramus (1961), The Battle of New Orleans: a British view; the journal of Major C.R. Forrest; Asst. QM General, 34th. Regiment of Foot, New Orleans: Hauser Press, OCLC 1253280
* Gleig, George Robert (1827), The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans, 1814-1815, London: J. Murray, ISBN 066545385X
* Hickey, Donald R (1989), The War of 1812 : a forgotten conflict, Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, ISBN 0252016130
* James, William (1818), A full and correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America; with an appendix, and plates. Volume II, London: Printed for the author and distributed by Black et al., ISBN 0665357435, OCLC 2226903
* Latour, Arsène Lacarrière (1999) [1816], Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15, with an Atlas, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, ISBN 0813016754, OCLC 40119875
* Maass, Alfred R (1994), "Brownsville's steamboat Enterprize and Pittsburgh's supply of general Jackson's army", Pittsburgh History 77: 22–29, ISSN 1069-4706
* Caffrey, Kate (1977), The Twilight's Last Gleaming, New York: Stein and Day, ISBN 0812819209
* Owsley, Frank (1981), Struggle for the Gulf borderlands: the Creek War and the battle of New Orleans 1812-1815, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, ISBN 0817310622
* Patterson, Benton Rains (2008), The Generals, Andrew Jackson, Sir Edward Pakenham, and the road to New Orleans, New York: New York University Press, ISBN 0814767176
* Pickles, Tim (1993), New Orleans 1815, Osprey Campaign Series, 28, Osprey Publishing .
* Quimby, Robert S. (1997), The U.S. Army in the War of 1812: an operational and command study, East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, ISBN 0870134418
* Reilly, Robin (1974), The British at the gates - the New Orleans campaign in the War of 1812, New York: Putnam
* Remini, Robert V. (1977), Andrew Jackson and the course of American empire, 1767-1821, New York: Harper & Row, ISBN 0060135743
* Rowland, Eron (1971) [1926], Andrew Jackson's Campaign against the British, or, the Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812, concerning the Military Operations of the Americans, Creek Indians, British, and Spanish, 1813-1815, Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, ISBN 0836956370
* Smith, Gene A. (2004), A British eyewitness at the Battle of New Orleans, the memoir of Royal Navy admiral Robert Aitchison, 1808-1827, New Orleans: The Historic New Orleans Collection, ISBN 0917860500
* Smith, Sir Harry "Various Anecdotes and Events of my Life - The Autobiography of Lt. Gen. Sir Harry Smith, covering the period 1787 to 1860" First published in 2 volumes, edited by G.C. Moore, London (1901)
* Stanley, George F. G. (1983), The War of 1812 - Land Operations, MacMillan & National Museum of Canada
* Surtees, W. (1996) [1833], Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade (Reprint ed.), London: Greenhill Books, ISBN 1853672300
* Ward, John William (1962), Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age, New York: Oxford University Press

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