Lakes of Pontchartrain

Christy Moore


album: Track 6 in album The Time Has Come
release date: 1987
popularity : 4 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
I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain

I rode the rods till evening and I laid me down again
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,
"You're welcome here kind stranger, from such sad thoughts refrain"

The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell
So handsome was my Creole girl by the Lakes of Ponchartrain
I asked her if she'd marry me, she said that ne'er could be
She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain

I'll never forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore
And I'll drink a health to my Creole girl, by the Lakes of Ponchartrain
Chords - best if guitar tuned to D Modal............

Chords : D, D(C#),D(B),D (A), G, A, D
D, D(C#).D(B). D(A). Bm, G


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