Lakes of Pontchartrain Song Lyrics

Christy Moore


album: Track 6 in album The Time Has Come
release date: 1987
popularity : 36 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:54
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]

Album Information

label: WEA Ireland
country(area): Ireland
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Christy Moore The Time Has Come cover art


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It was one fine March morning, I bid New Orleans Adieu
And I took the road to Jackson Town, my fortune to renew
I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain
Which filled my heart with a longing for, the Lakes of Ponchartrain

I stepped on board of a railroad car beneath the morning sun
I rode the rods till evening and I laid me down again
All strangers there no friends to me 'til a dark girl towards me came
And I fell in love with the Creole Girl, by the Lakes of Ponchartrain

I said "Me pretty Creole Girl, me money here's no good,
If it weren't for the alligators, I'd sleep out there in the wood"
"You're welcome here kind stranger, from such sad thoughts refrain"
"For me Mammy welcomes strangers, by the Lakes of Ponchartrain"


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Knock Song
  • 2 Faithful Departed
  • 3 Nancy Spain
  • 4 Lanigans Ball
  • 5 All I Remember
  • 6 Lakes of Pontchartrain
  • 7 Don't Forget Your Shovel
  • 8 The Wicklow Boy
  • 9 The Time Has Come
  • 10 Go Move Shift
  • 11 Curragh of Kildare
  • 12 Sacco + Vanzetti
  • 13 Section 31
  • 14 Only Our Rivers Run Free