Paul Brady – The Lakes Of Ponchartrain chords

Chords
Transpose:
The lakes of Ponchartrain

Capo 4th Fret 

G C/G D Em C D G D It was one fine March morning I bid New Orleans adieu
G D Em D G CAnd I took the road to Jackson town, my fortune to renew
G D Em D G C I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain
G C/G D Em C D GWhich filled my heart with longing for the lakes of Ponchartrain
G C/G D Em C D G D I stepped on board of a railroad car beneath the morning sun
G D Em D G CI rode the rods till evening and I laid me down again
G D Em D G C No friends to me all strangers till a dark girl towards me came
G C/G D Em C D GAnd I fell in love with my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain
G C/G D Em C D G D I said My pretty Creole girl, me money here's no good
G D Em D G CIf it weren't for the alligators, I'd sleep out in the wood
G D Em D G C You're welcome here, kind stranger, our house is very plain
G C/G D Em C D GBut we never turned a stranger out by the lakes of Ponchartrain
G C/G D Em C D G D She took me into her Mammy's house, and treated me right well
G D Em D G CThe hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell
G D Em D G C To try and paint her beauty, Im sure twould be in vain
G C/G D Em C D GSo handsome was my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain
G C/G D Em C D G D I asked her if she'd marry me, She said that never could be
G D Em D G CFor she had got a lover and he was far at sea
G D Em D G C She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain
G C/G D Em C D GTill he'd return to his Creole girl on the lakes of Ponchartrain
G C/G D Em C D G D Its fare thee well, me Creole girl, I never may see you more
G D Em D G CI'll never forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore
G D Em D G C And at each social gathering, a flowing bowl I'll drain
G C/G D Em C D GAnd I'll drink a health to my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain
Let me know what you think, thanks, will fogarty
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