“The Lake of Ponchartrain”

Alternate titles: “The Lakes of the Ponchartrain”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Pound)
Keywords: courting separation promise
Found in: US(Ap,MW,NE,So) Ireland Canada(Mar,West)

Description

A young man (Union soldier?), lost in the south, is taken in by a Creole girl. He asks her to marry; she cannot, for she is promised to another who is far away (at sea?). He promises to remember her always

Recordings

References

  1. Laws H9, "The Lake of Ponchartrain"
  2. Randolph 882, "The Ponsaw Train" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Larkin, pp. 46-48, "On the Lake of the Poncho Plains" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. LPound-ABS, 55, pp. 127-128, "The Creole Girl" (1 text)
  5. Gardner/Chickering 45, "The Lake of Ponchartrain" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
  6. Creighton-NovaScotia 137, "On the Lakes of Ponchartrain" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Manny/Wilson 78, "The Lakes of Ponchartrain" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. SHenry H619, pp. 373-374, "The Lakes of Ponchartrain" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. DT 649, PONTCHAR PONCHAR2 PONCHAR3 PONCHAR4
  10. Roud #1836
  11. BI, LH09