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    A countybear rant: The Battle of Jena

    Every once in a while, I have to give in to my poetic side... may I present, (with tongue firmly planted in cheek):



    The Battle of Jena

    (Tune: The Battle of New Orleans, recorded by Johnny Horton)


    In twenty-O seven, folks took a little run
    Down to the town of Jena cause they wanted ‘justice’ done.
    They traveled in on buses and they got there pretty fast,
    ‘cause a white kid name of Justin had been handed his white ass.

    They shot their mouths off at Luzy-ana judges
    And they hollered at the Mayor, cause he didn’t wanna’ show.
    They yelled so loud that the gators ran in terror,
    And they pissed off people that they didn’t even know.

    Fat Al grabbed the pulpit and he ripped off a tirade,
    “Justin should have got his ass kicked for a noose he never made.”
    “Those six harmless children who a’busted Justin’s ass,
    Should never suffer punishment, just give ‘em all a pass.”

    Well, Bell got tried, and he had his ass convicted,
    But the politics of bias made ‘em set it all aside.
    They charged him as a juvy and they found him much less guilty,
    And the folks down in Jena just want off the coaster ride.

    Now tempers keep a’flarin’ and the Nazi’s wanna’ play
    So they invaded Jenatown on Martin Luther Day.
    They yell a lot of nonsense just like Al’s protesters did,
    And the peaceful folks in Jena think the Nation’s flipped its lid.

    Yeah, its hate crime legislation and the internet’s a’buzzin’
    And the States can’t dictate justice for antagonism’s cry.
    The activists love to keep their mouths a’runnin’
    Just to have a minute’s glory and to catch a camera’s eye.

    A Sharpton and a Jackson trump a Governor its said,
    And forget dispensing justice ‘cause the law’s been put to bed.
    So the poor old folks of Jena wish the world would leave them be
    ‘cause you can’t get to the WalMart without MSNBC.

    Yeah, its hate crime legislation and the internet’s a’buzzin’
    And the States can’t dictate justice for antagonism’s cry.
    The activists love to keep their mouths a’runnin’
    Just to have a minute’s glory and to catch a camera’s eye.

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
    - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

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    That from the nunnery
    Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
    To war and arms I fly.
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    Excellent. You need to work more though.
    To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Excellent. You need to work more though.
    You are right, Trojan. So, in honor of your noble presence, I have worked just hard enough to post the original lyrics of the song. You may have not had a great deal of exposure to it, since it was banned in the UK when it came out in 1959.


    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

    We looked down the river and we seed the British come
    And there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum
    They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
    We stood behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing

    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

    Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
    If we didn't fire our muskets till we looked 'em in the eyes
    We held our fire till we seed their faces well
    Then we opened up our squirrel guns and gave 'em..
    Well... 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

    Yeah 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 that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
    On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

    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 'n' powdered his behind
    And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind

    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

    Yeah 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 that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
    On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
    - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

    Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
    That from the nunnery
    Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
    To war and arms I fly.
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    Very good, but you really need to get to work. Oh I guess you wrote that at home not in your Unit while on duty. My bad.

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    Actually the song was released in the UK but the words were changed to 'we took a little trip, along with Colonel Packingham along the Mississip' and 'but the Rebels kept a coming' etc. Which I personally prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Actually the song was released in the UK but the words were changed to 'we took a little trip, along with Colonel Packingham along the Mississip' and 'but the Rebels kept a coming' etc. Which I personally prefer.
    Interesting indeed. I read in history that the British were 'routed' at the Battle of New Orleans, is your history book also different?

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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    Reps CB.....I can still hear that tune in my head. It was released when I was 14 years old.

    P.S. Your history book is accurate.....Col. Jackson whupped em good.

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    Well, crap! It won't let me send reps.

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    Excellent CB, nothing more need be said

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Interesting indeed. I read in history that the British were 'routed' at the Battle of New Orleans, is your history book also different?
    It could be. It was written by the American that wrote the ''U.S. History of the Entire Second World War. 1942-1945''.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    Well, crap! It won't let me send reps.

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    Good post C.B.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    It could be. It was written by the American that wrote the ''U.S. History of the Entire Second World War. 1942-1945''.
    I have read that book!

    I am particularly fond of a chapter entitled "Calling in the Specialists; Operation European Salvation"

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    Hey Maclean, I think there was a similar statement by the US leader in 1776, but it was about the French helping out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Hey Maclean, I think there was a similar statement by the US leader in 1776, but it was about the French helping out.
    Quite right, the quote you mention:

    Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. - George Washington

    And for those who don't study history, the French involvement was primarily maritime intervention, although Rochambeau was useful under Washington's command at Yorktown.

    To his credit, when Cornwallis' aide attempted to surrender to Rochambeau as a snub to Washington, he was corrected by Rochambeau's aide.
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