On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain

Hank Williams, Jr. Buy

FAVORITE (3 fans)

Hank Williams, Jr.

Randall Hank Williams (born May 30, 1949), better known as Hank Williams, Jr. and Bocephus, is an American country singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and traditional country. He is the son of country music singer Hank Williams and the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Samuel Williams, and Katie Williams. more »


Year:
1999
94 Views

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

I traveled from Texas to old Louisanne
Through valleys, o'er mountains and plains
Both footsore and weary I rested awhile
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain.

The fairest young maiden that I ever saw
Passed by as it started to rain
We both found a shelter beneath the same tree
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain.

We hid from the shower an hour or so
She asked me how long I'd remain
I told her that I'd spend the rest of my days
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain.

I just couldn't tell her that I ran away
From jail on a West Texas plain
I prayed in my heart I would never be found
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain.

Then one day a man put his hand on my arm
And said I must go west again
I left her alone without saying goodbye
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain.

Tonight as I sit here alone in my cell
I know that she's waiting in vain
I'm hoping and praying someday to return
On the banks of the old Pontchartrain

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

Written by: RAMONA VINCENT, HANK WILLIAMS SR.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Apr. 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/15412356/Hank+Williams%2C+Jr.>.

    Missing lyrics by Hank Williams, Jr.?

    Know any other songs by Hank Williams, Jr.? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain

    5,285
    48     3

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Manic Monday reached number two on the UK Chart in 1986 for The Bangles but which pop superstar actually wrote the song and gave it to the lead singer (Susanna Hoffs) in order to try and win her affection?
    • A. Billy Joel
    • B. Bono
    • C. Prince
    • D. Michael Jackson

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Don't miss Hank Williams, Jr.'s

    Upcoming Events

    »
    Hank Williams, Jr. tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!