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Thread #48495   Message #728638
Posted By: Bat Goddess
12-Jun-02 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lakes of Pontchartrain - Irish Words
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lakes of Ponchartrain - Irish Words
Was going to mention it's in the Helen Creighton collection of Nova Scotia songs published in the 1930s, but that was mentioned in the old thread.

Yet another performer/group who has recorded it is Trapezoid, though I think they sang it too slow. I know of several different versions -- some mentioning a train, and some not.

All of its references, of course, are American -- how did it get to be so identified as "Irish"? (And recorded by Irish musicians.)

Anywho, I don't have Irish (Gaelic) words to it, and that's what the original request was for.