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Ludo - Lake Pontchatrain Chords

Intro - x2 -: Am0       E1        C2       G3
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             Am4                                             Dm5
2I'll tell it like it happened, it was Darius and Noland and me,
        E6                                          Am7
3Just a few po' boys trying to get up out of Missouri.
         Am8                                            Dm9
4Took 55 to Louisiana, stopped down by the highway to eat.
          E10                                 Am11
5They both had crawfish. Strictly chicken for me.
           Am12                                        Dm13
6Back out under thunderheads, the radio was Southern soul.
           Am14                                            C15
7They interrupted Clarence Carter with a strange-ass local show.
          E16
8They were sayin'...
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10
       Am17             E18
11"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
       C19                  G20
12Rest your soul and feed your brain.
       Am21               E22
13That's where you will get to see
       C23           G24    Am25
14Everything the water can be."
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            Am26                                                  Dm27
17The rain was comin' down, the wind was howlin' outside of Slidell.
            E28                                                        Am29
18It was the kind of night that makes you think the whole world's goin' to hell.
          Am30                                                  Dm31
19We got off on an exit 'cause we couldn't read the map so great.
          E32                                   Am33
20Near the Choctaw Motel, we parked to deliberate,
          Am34                                             Dm35
21When out of the bayou came a man like the lake had a tongue.
           E36                                                Am37
22He was right up on the glass, all yellow-eyed, black teeth, bangin' on the windshield,
                                             E38
23Screamin' like a demon at the top of his lungs,
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     Am39                    E40
25"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
      C41                   G42
26Rest your soul and feed your brain.
       Am43                 E44
27Free for you and all your friends.
      C45                G46
28Crawfish 'til the bitter end.
       Am47               E48
29Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
     C49                 G50
30Wade to where the shallows break.
       Am51                E52
31That's where you will get to see
      C53             G54     Am55
32Everything the water can be."
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                                                  Dm56
34I was drivin' out of there as fast as a Camry could,
                   E57                                                     Am58
35But the interstate was flooded, so I had to take the road through the woods.
         Am59                                           Dm60
36Bad move in retrospect; the road disappeared in the rain,
           E61
37And I stood on the brakes when I saw the sign:
         E62
38"Lake Pontchartrain..."
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           Am63
40Darius was yelling that he saw somebody out in the swells;
                                           E64
41He jumped out, runnin', and Noland was goin' as well.
          Am65                                     Dm66
42"Come back!" Why the hell would they leave the car?
           E67                       E68
43And that's when I heard it, make no mistake -
            E69                         E70
44The voices were calling them from under the lake...
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47"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain...
48Come down to Lake Pontchartrain...
49Come down to Lake Pontchartrain...
50Come down to Lake Pontchartrain..."
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           Am71                             Dm72
52The crawfish were screaming, the waves danced in time.
           E73                                Am74
53My friends went in deeper; the water, it climbed.
           Am75                   Dm76
54I watched in terror; the lake opened wide,
           E77                        Am78
55And horribly roaring, it pulled them inside.
          Am79                      Dm80
56That's how it happened! Why would I lie?
           E81                      Am82
57There were no bodies, I've got none to hide.
         Dm83                          Am84
58I'm just a poor boy, lost his friends in the rain.
         E85                                          Am86
59Any more questions, just go and ask Lake Pontchartrain.
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Outro: Am87     G88          C89    Am90

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