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On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain

Song Author Ramona Vincent Lyrics by: Hank Williams Performer: Hank Williams Submitted by: Anonymous
[C]I traveled from [C7]Texas to [F]old Louis[C]anne
Through valleys over mountains and [G7]plains
Both [C]footsore and [C7]weary I [F]rested a[C]while
On the [G7]banks of the old Pontchar[C]train

The fairest young [C7]maiden that [F]I ever [C]saw  
Passed by as it started to [G7]rain   
We [C]both found a [C7]shelter be[F]neath the same [C]tree
On the [G7]banks of the old Pontchar[C]train

We hid from the [C7]shower an [F]hour or [C]so  
She asked me how long I'd r[G7]emain
I [C]told her that [C7]I'd spend the [F]rest of my [C]days
On the [G7]banks of the old Pontchar[C]train

I just couldn't [C7]tell her that [F]I ran a[C]way  
From jail on a West Texas [G7]plain
I [C]prayed in my [C7]heart I would [F]never be [C]found
On the [G7]banks of the old Pontchar[C]train

Then one day a [C7]man put his [F]hand on my [C]arm  
And said I must go west a[G7]gain   
I [C]left her alone [C7]without [F]saying good[C]bye  
On the [G7]banks of the old Pontchar[C]train

Tonight as I sit [C7]here a[F]lone in my [C]cell
I know that she's waiting in [G7]vain   
I'm [C]hoping and [C7]praying some[F]day to re[C]turn
On the [G7]banks of the old Pontchar[C]train

I traveled from Texas to old Louisanne
Through valleys over mountains and plains
Both footsore and weary I rested awhile
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain

The fairest young maiden that I ever saw
Passed by as it started to rain
We both found a shelter beneath the same tree
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain

We hid from the shower an hour or so
She asked me how long I'd remain
I told her that I'd spend the rest of my days
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain

I just couldn't tell her that I ran away
From jail on a West Texas plain
I prayed in my heart I would never be found
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain

Then one day a man put his hand on my arm
And said I must go west again
I left her alone without saying goodbye
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain

Tonight as I sit here alone in my cell
I know that she's waiting in vain
I'm hoping and praying someday to return
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain

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