It was one fine march mornin
I bid New Orleans 'Adu'
I took the road to jackson town
My fortune to renew
I cursed all foreign money
For no credit could I gain
It's filled my heart with longing
For the lakes of ponchratrain

I stepped on board a railroad car
Beneath the mornin sun
I road the rails till evening then
I lay me down again
All strangers were no friends to me
Till a dark girl toward me came
And i fell in love with a creole girl
On the lakes of ponchratrain

I said me pretty creole girl
My money here's no good
If it were not for the alligators
I'd sleep out in the woods
You're welcome here kind stranger
Though our house is very plain
We never turn a stranger out
On the Lakes of Ponchratrain

She took me to her momma's house
And treated me right well
The hair upon her shoulders
It jet black, rain bliss it fell
To try to paint her beauty off her
Sure would be in vain
So handsome was the creole girl
On the Lakes of Ponchratrain

I asked her would she marry me
She said that there would be
For she had got a lover
And he was far out at sea
She said that she would wait for him
And true she would remain
Till he returned to his creole girl
On the Lakes of Ponchratrain

Oh, fair you well my bonnie ol girl
I'll never see you no more
I'll never get that kindness in the cottage
By the shore
At every social gathering, a golden glass i'll drain
Oh I'll drink all hell to that creole girl
On the Lakes of Ponchratrain
Oh I'll drink all hell to that creole girl
On the Lakes of Ponchratrain


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