Christy Moore - Lakes Of Pontchartrain Guitar Chords

Christy Moore

celtic, irish folk

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: G, G/F#, Em, D, C
Change the key to C or use a CAPO on fret 5 to emulate the recording on 'The Has Come Album'.

   G       G/F#       Em D      C                G
It was one fine March morning I bid New Orleans adieu
      G        G/F#    Em      D        Em           C
And I took the road to Jackson town, my fortune to renew
  G          G/F#    Em D       Em             C
I cursed all foreign mo-ney, no credit could I gain
      G       G/F#          Em     D           C               G
til I fell in love with the Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain


    G       G/F#     Em     D          C                G
She took me into her Mama's house, and treated me right well
    G     G/F#    Em   D       Em                 C
The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell
   G       G/F#      Em  D     Em                  C
To try and paint her beauty, I know it would be in vain
   G        G/F#   Em     D           C               G
So handsome was my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain


  G                            C                         G
I asked her if she'd marry me, She said that ne'er could be
    G                                      C
For she had got a lo-ver and he was far at sea
    G                   C        D       G                C
She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain
     G                                     C               G
Till he'd return to his Creole girl on the lakes of Ponchartrain


G         G/F#     Em     D       C                  G
Fare thee well, me Creole girl, I never will see you more
  G        G/F#     Em  D           Em             C
I won't forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore
    G       G/F#   Em   D       Em                C
And at each social gathering, a flowing bowl I'll drain
    G            G/F#         Em     D           C               G
And I'll drink a health to my Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain 

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