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The Lakes Of Pontchartrain Chords

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Love this traditional Irish song. I picked these chords out by ear to the version of the 
song by Deanta, which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNn0iRA0f3M

G [320033]
Cadd9 [032033]
D/F# [200233]
Em7 [022033]

Capo 6

G         Cadd9            D/F# Em7  Cadd9           D/F#         G
'Twas on one bright March mornin' I bid New Orleans adieu
         G            D/F#          Em7    Cadd9      G          D/F#      Cadd9
And I took the road to Jackson town, me fortune to renew
   Em7         Cadd9   G  D/F#          Em7   D/F#       Cadd9
I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain
           G           Cadd9         D/F#       Em7     Cadd9    D/F#            G
Which filled me heart with longing for the lakes of Pontchartrain


G              Cadd9       D/F#          Em7   Cadd9         D/F#          G
I stepped on board of a railroad car beneath the morning sun
    G            D/F#       Em7 Cadd9      G          D/F#      Cadd9
I rode the road 'til evening and I laid me down again
       Em7      Cadd9          G          D/F#           Em7          D/F#             Cadd9
All strangers there, no friends to me, 'til a dark girl towards me came
          G     Cadd9           D/F#      Em7          Cadd9     D/F#           G
And I fell in love with a Creole girl by the lakes of Pontchartrain


G             Cadd9  D/F#      Em7      Cadd9    D/F#          G
I said, "My pretty Creole girl, me money here's no good
        G                  D/F# Em7 Cadd9    G          D/F#      Cadd9
If it weren't for the alligators, I'd sleep out in the wood"
            Em7      Cadd9          G     D/F#           Em7          D/F#   Cadd9
"You're welcome here, kind stranger, our house, it's very plain
             G     Cadd9     D/F#      Em7              Cadd9     D/F#           G
But we never turn a stranger out from the lakes of Pontchartrain"


G       Cadd9     D/F#            Em7         Cadd9   D/F#             G
She took me to her mammy's house and treated me right well
        G       D/F#           Em7 Cadd9 G            D/F#       Cadd9
The hair upon her shoulders in jet-black ringlets fell
    Em7      Cadd9      G    D/F#        Em7      D/F#           Cadd9
To try and paint her beauty, I'm sure 'twould be in vain
      G            Cadd9       D/F#     Em7         Cadd9     D/F#           G
So handsome was my Creole girl by the lakes of Pontchartrain


G          Cadd9       D/F#      Em7         Cadd9           D/F#       G
And I asked her if she'd marry me, she'd said it could never be
       G           D/F#  Em7 Cadd9   G          D/F#    Cadd9
For she had got another, and he was far at sea
      Em7      Cadd9          G          D/F#          Em7         D/F#      Cadd9
She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain
      G    Cadd9                D/F#     Em7         Cadd9     D/F#           G
'Til he returned for his Creole girl by the lakes of Pontchartrain


G           Cadd9       D/F#             Em7  Cadd9       D/F#           G
So fare thee well, me bonny own girl, I never will see no more
            G          D/F#          Em7 Cadd9           G      D/F#      Cadd9
But I'll ne'er forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore
     Em7       Cadd9     G   D/F#         Em7     D/F#       Cadd9
And at each social gathering a flowing glass I'll raise
             G       Cadd9              D/F#     Em7            Cadd9     D/F#           G
And I'll drink a health to me Creole girl and the lakes of Pontchartrain



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