The melody for this song is based on the fiddle tune "The 8th of January". This date is when the Battle of New Orleans occurred. Jimmy Driftwood is the one who wrote this song. He was a school principal in Arkansas and wrote this song to get his students more interested in history! Eventually he got a songwriter deal and this song was recorded by many famous artists
The melody for this tune is tough to play and requires some single string technique. Use the tempo and difficulty sliders to adjust this tune to your current ability level.