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Thread #48495   Message #728459
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
12-Jun-02 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lakes of Pontchartrain - Irish Words
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lakes of Ponchartrain - Irish Words
This song has been discussed ad nauseum; there are as many versions as there are people who have sung the song, but so far, no Irish words. I don't see why they would be necessary. The thread mentioned and given a clickie by Ian C (21105) has the most data. There are four versions in the DT. Many of the folksong books have a version or two. One in Randolph is called "The Ponsaw Train." The song may be based on an English ballad about a lass (see the thread mentioned above).
Definitive version? You may have a favorite, but why should one set of verses be declared definitive? Another version is in thread 7008: Lakes