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The Lakes Of Ponchartrain chords

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  • As performed on Welcome Here Kind Stranger. Capo 5.
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As performed on Welcome Here Kind Stranger. Capo 5. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                     Paul Brady - The Lakes Of Pontchartrain
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As performed on Welcome Here Kind Stranger
Tabbed by: Wil-Man-101 on Ultimate-Guitar

For the first verse, chords are placed exactly on the syllable. For other verses, it's more approximate.

Capo 5


[Intro]
C F C F G C Am F C F 
C F

[Verse]
       C  F   C      F     G    C     Am         G     C     F
It was on one bright March morn-ing I bid New Or-leans adieu
      C        C/B     Am      G        C       G     F
And I took the road to Jackson town, my fortune to re-new
  C          C/B     Am  G      C      G       F
I cursed all foreign mon-ey, no credit could I gain
      C      F  C     F    G       C       Am       G       C     F C F
Which filled my heart with longing for the lakes of Ponchar-train

[Verse]
  C       F  C        F G        C   Am          G       C   F
I stepped on board of a railroad car beneath the morning sun
  C        C/B       Am G          C       G     F   
I rode the rods till evening and I laid me down again
   C          C/B    Am   G           C         G          F
No friends to me all strangers till a dark girl towards me came
      C    F  C    F       G      C           Am       G      C     F C F
And I fell in love with my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain

[Verse]
  C    F  C  F   G      C         Am    G         C    F
I said my pretty Creole girl, "Me money here's no good
       C               C/B Am G        C         G      F
"If it weren't for the alligators, I'd sleep out in the wood."
        C       C/B        Am  G         C        G    F
"You're welcome here, kind stranger, our house is very plain
        C F   C      F G        C          Am       G      C       F C F
"But we never turned a stranger out on the banks of Ponchartrain."

[Instrumental - verse chords]
C F C F G C Am G C F
C C/B Am G C G F
C C/B Am G C G F
C F C F G C Am G C F

[Verse]
    C    F  C        F       G          Am      G        C    F
She took me into her Mammy's house, and treated me right well
    C     C/B     Am   G       C         G        F
The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell
   C       C/B       Am  G       C            G     F
To try and paint her beauty, I'm sure t'would be in vain
   C   F    C   F  G      C           Am       G      C     F C F
So handsome was my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain

[Verse]
  C     F   C  F     G     C       Am        G           C  F
I asked her if she'd marry me, she said that never could be
    C       C/B   Am G      C      G      F
For she had got a lover and he was far at sea
    C         C/B       Am       G       C        G       F
She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain
     C    F C    F      G      C           Am       G      C     F C F
Till he'd return to his Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain

[Verse]
     C    F    C     F  G      C       Am        G       C    F
It's fare thee well, me Creole girl, I never may see you more
         C        C/B      Am  G           C       G      F
But I'll never forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore
    C       C/B    Am   G       C       G          F
And at each social gathering, a flowing glass I'll drain
         C     F C      F     G      C           Am       G      C     F C F
And I'll drink a health to me Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain

[Instrumental - verse chords]
C F C F G C Am G C F
C C/B Am G C G F
C C/B Am G C G F
C F C F G C Am G C F

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