Dorraine of Ponchartrain

Johnny Cash


album: Track 4 in album Ride This Train
release date: 1960
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
styles: Country Rock
length: 4:47

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Ride This Train cover art


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As I walked by the lake one day by chance my Dorraine passed my way
I pinned a flower on her heart I swore we'd never be apart
Dorraine my Dorraine my dark haired little angel my belle of Ponchartrain
We laughed and talked and joked about when our names are the same
And it took just one quick look to tell it hurt my dear Dorraine
I'm rowing home across the lake you won't see me again
And the clouds brought by a wind began to rain on Ponchartrain
The storm should make her learn that she should make a swift return
As panic gripped my heart I drew the oars and made my start
At darkness I still called but no one heard my cries at all
But there was not a thing afloat except the oars from her rowboat
Now I come day after day to where my sweetheart rowed away
Just one thing and nothing more ever floated back to shore
Dorraine my Dorraine my dark haired little angel my belle of Ponchartrain


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Loading Coal
  • 2 Slow Rider
  • 3 Lumberjack
  • 4 Dorraine of Ponchartrain
  • 5 Going to Memphis
  • 6 When Papa Played the Dobro
  • 7 Boss Jack
  • 8 Old Doc Brown