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Lakes Of Pontchartrain


by Christy Moore. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - V


It was one fine March morning, I bid New Orleans Adieu
And I took the road to Jackson Town, my fortune to renew
I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain
Which filled my heart with a longing for, the Lakes of Ponchartrain

I stepped on board of a railroad car beneath the morning sun
I rode the rods till evening and I laid me down again
All strangers there no friends to me 'til a dark girl towards me came
And I fell in love with the Creole Girl, by the Lakes of Ponchartrain

I said "Me pretty Creole Girl, me money here's no good,
If it weren't for the alligators, I'd sleep out there in the wood"
"You're welcome here kind stranger, from such sad thoughts refrain"
"For me Mammy welcomes strangers, by the Lakes of Ponchartrain"

She took me into her mammy's house and treated me right well
The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell
To try and paint here beauty, I'm sure 'twould be in vain
So handsome was my Creole girl by the Lakes of Ponchartrain

I asked her if she'd marry me, she said that ne'er could be
For she had got a lover and he was far at sea
She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain
Till he'd return to his Creole girl, on the Lakes of Ponchartrain

It's fare thee well, me Creole girl, I'll never see you more
I'll never forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore
And at each social gathering, a flowing bowl I'll drain
And I'll drink a health to my Creole girl, by the Lakes of Ponchartrain

Chords - best if guitar tuned to D Modal............
Strings tuned - E to D / B to A / G to G / D to D / A to A / E to D

Key of D
Chords : D, D(C#),D(B),D (A), G, A, D
D, D(C#).D(B). D(A). Bm, G
D, D(C#).D(B). D(A). Bm, G
D, D(C#),D(B),D (A), G, A, D

(gd/naas)




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Album: Other Songs A - V Lyrics
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  1. Aisling
  2. All i remember
  3. Black Is The Colour
  4. Burning times
  5. City Of Chicago
  6. Cliffs Of Dooneen
  7. Delerium Tremens
  8. Delirium Tremens
  9. Don't Forget Your Shovel
  10. Lakes Of Pontchartrain
  11. Messenger Boy
  12. Nancy Spain
  13. Natives
  14. North and south of the river
  15. Ordinary Man
  16. Reel In The Flickering Light
  17. Ride On
  18. So do i
  19. The Craic Was Ninety In The Isle Of Man
  20. The Lakes Of Ponchartrain
  21. The Streets Of London
  22. Voyage

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