"Out on the Pontchartrain"

BORN IN THE RAIN ON THE PONTCHARTRAIN

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Presented here is “Out on the Pontchartrain“; New Orleans (1959). If you enjoy listening to Southern Rock we suggest “Hurricane” by the Band of Heathens. The chorus is as follows:

 

“I was born in the rain on the Pontchartrain

Underneath the Louisiana moon

I don’t mind the strain of a hurricane

The come around every June

High black water a devil’s daughter

She’s hard, she’s cold and she’s mean

But nobody taught her it takes a lot of water

To wash away New Orleans.”