Ludo - Lake Pontchatrain Chords
Intro - x2 -: Am0 E1 C2 G3
2I'll tell it like it happened, it was Darius and Noland and me,
3Just a few po' boys trying to get up out of Missouri.
4Took 55 to Louisiana, stopped down by the highway to eat.
5They both had crawfish. Strictly chicken for me.
6Back out under thunderheads, the radio was Southern soul.
7They interrupted Clarence Carter with a strange-ass local show.
8They were sayin'...
11"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
12Rest your soul and feed your brain.
13That's where you will get to see
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14Everything the water can be."
17The rain was comin' down, the wind was howlin' outside of Slidell.
18It was the kind of night that makes you think the whole world's goin' to hell.
19We got off on an exit 'cause we couldn't read the map so great.
20Near the Choctaw Motel, we parked to deliberate,
21When out of the bayou came a man like the lake had a tongue.
22He was right up on the glass, all yellow-eyed, black teeth, bangin' on the windshield,
23Screamin' like a demon at the top of his lungs,
25"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
26Rest your soul and feed your brain.
27Free for you and all your friends.
28Crawfish 'til the bitter end.
29Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
30Wade to where the shallows break.
31That's where you will get to see
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32Everything the water can be."
34I was drivin' out of there as fast as a Camry could,
35But the interstate was flooded, so I had to take the road through the woods.
36Bad move in retrospect; the road disappeared in the rain,
37And I stood on the brakes when I saw the sign:
40Darius was yelling that he saw somebody out in the swells;
41He jumped out, runnin', and Noland was goin' as well.
42"Come back!" Why the hell would they leave the car?
43And that's when I heard it, make no mistake -
44The voices were calling them from under the lake...
47"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain...
48Come down to Lake Pontchartrain...
49Come down to Lake Pontchartrain...
50Come down to Lake Pontchartrain..."
52The crawfish were screaming, the waves danced in time.
53My friends went in deeper; the water, it climbed.
54I watched in terror; the lake opened wide,
55And horribly roaring, it pulled them inside.
56That's how it happened! Why would I lie?
57There were no bodies, I've got none to hide.
58I'm just a poor boy, lost his friends in the rain.
59Any more questions, just go and ask Lake Pontchartrain.
Outro: Am87 G88 C89 Am90