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The Lakes Of Ponchartrain ukulele

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The lakes of Ponchartrain

Capo 4th Fret 

F     F/C              G   Am    F     G           F G         
It was one fine March morning I bid New Orleans adieu
       F        G       Am      G        F           F
And I took the road to Jackson town, my fortune to renew
   F          G      Am  G       F             F          
I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain
       F      F/C           G      Am      F        G       F
Which filled my heart with longing for the lakes of Ponchartrain


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


F     F/C              G   Am    F     G           F G         
I said My pretty Creole girl, me money here's no good
       F        G       Am      G        F           F
If it weren't for the alligators, I'd sleep out in the wood
   F          G      Am  G       F             F          
You're welcome here, kind stranger, our house is very plain
       F      F/C           G      Am      F        G       F
But we never turned a stranger out by the lakes of Ponchartrain


F     F/C              G   Am    F     G           F G         
She took me into her Mammy's house, and treated me right well
       F        G       Am      G        F           F
The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell
   F          G      Am  G       F             F          
To try and paint her beauty, Im sure twould be in vain
       F      F/C           G      Am      F        G       F
So handsome was my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain




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


F     F/C              G   Am    F     G           F G         
Its fare thee well, me Creole girl, I never may see you more
       F        G       Am      G        F           F
I'll never forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore
   F          G      Am  G       F             F          
And at each social gathering, a flowing bowl I'll drain
       F      F/C           G      Am      F        G       F
And 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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