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Lakes Of Ponchartrain chords

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G      D         Em          C
It was on one bright March morning
G         D         G
I bid New Orleans adieu
G      D         Em          C
And I took the road to Jackson town,
G       D         C
My fortune to renew
G      D         Em    C
I cursed all foreign money
G        D         C
No credit could I gain
G      D         Em          C
Which filled my heart with longing for
G           D           G
The lakes of Pontchartrain


G      D         Em          C
I stepped on board of a railroad car
G       D            G
Beneath the morning sun
G      D         Em          C
And I rode the rods till evening
G         D          C
And I laid me down again
G      D         Em          C
All strangers there, no friends to me,
G           D              G
'Til a dark girl towards me came,
G      D         Em          C
And I fell in love with a Creole girl
G           D              G
By the lakes of Pontchartrain


G      D         Em          C
I said 'My pretty Creole girl,
G           D              G
My money here's no good.
G D Em C
And if it weren't for the alligators
G           D              G
I would sleep out in the wood'
G D Em C
'You're welcome here, kind stranger,
G           D       G
Our house is very plain.
G      D         Em          C
And we never turned a stranger out
G           D              G
On the lakes of Pontchartrain'
G      D         Em          C
She took me into her mammy's house
G          D           G
And treated me right well.
G      D         Em      C
The hair upon her shoulders
G           D              G
In jet black ringlets fell.
G      D         Em      C
To try to paint her beauty,
G           D           G
I'm sure would be in vain,
G         D          Em    C
So handsome was my Creole girl
G           D              G
By the lakes of Pontchartrain


G      D         Em          C
I asked her would she marry me,
G           D              G
She said 'This could never be'.
G      D         Em          C
For she had got a lover
G           D     G
And he was far at sea.
G      D         Em          C
She said that she would wait for him
G           D          G
And true she would remain,
G      D         Em          C
'Til he returned to his Creole girl
G D G
On the lakes of Pontchartrain


G      D         Em          C
So fare thee well, my Creole girl
G           D         G
I never may see you more
G      D         Em          C
But I'll never forget your kindness
G           D          G
In the cottage by the shore
G      D         Em          C
And at each social gathering
G         D             C
A flowing glass I'll drain
G      D             Em             C
And I'll drink a health to my Creole girl
G           D              G
By the lakes of Pontchartrain

            
            
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