I stepped on board of a railroad car beneath the morning sun And I rode the roads 'til evening and I laid me down again All strangers here, no friends to me 'til a dark girl towards me came And I fell in love with a Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain.
I said my pretty Creole girl, me money here's no good If it weren't for the alligators I'd sleep out in the wood You're welcome here kind stranger, our house it's very plain But we never turn a stranger out at the Lakes of Pontchartrain. She took me to her mummy's house and she treated me quite well The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell To try and paint her beauty I'm sure t'would be in vain So handsome was my Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain.
I asked her if she'd marry me, she'd said it could never be For she had got another and he was far at sea She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain 'Til he returned for his Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain. So fair thee well me bonny o' girl I never see no more But I'll ne'er forget your kindness and the cottage by the shore And at each social gathering a flowin' glass I'll raise And drink a health to me Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain.
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On Friday July 21st of that year the record was launched with a concert in the auditorium of Liberty Hall, the headquarters of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union in Dublin and a favourite venue for acoustic gigs at the time.
The gig was part of the Dublin Folk Festival series of concerts, which ran from 16th to 23rd July that year.. From the outset it was a special night.
Liam and I had shared the stage many times with Planxty, while Matt Molloy, yet to join the Chieftains and Paddy Glackin were stalwarts of the scene with whom I had played and recorded several times before. Skip to main content. About this product. Brand new: lowest price The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Artist: "Brady,Paul". Title: Missing Liberty Tapes.The release of a live recording of the songs from the aforementioned album, entitled The Missing Liberty Tapes, preserves a solo rendition of "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" from Brady's concert at Liberty Hall in Dublin. A new recording of "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" appears on his album Nobody Knows: The Best of Paul Brady.