I was wondering how many of the people who read that will recognize it.
Steyn's musical tastes are surprisingly broad for a one-time entertainment critic.
Frank Rich, for example, would no have idea what the provenance of the lyric was.
When I was much younger my parents had an album by Johnny Horton which we played constantly. Such great songs! The Battle of New Orleans, North To Alaska, Sink the Bismarck, Comanche, plus many more...