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Evangeline


by J.R. Robertson. Album: The Last Waltz
© 1977 Medicine Hat Music

A different version of the lyrics appeared as part of a song titled "The Last Waltz", performed at the original Band's final concert in 1976.


E
(Intro)
A
   She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
                      E     
Alone in the pale moonlight

Waiting for a man, a riverboat gambler
                        A
Said that he'd return tonight

They used to waltz on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
                       E
Loving the whole night through
                         
'Til the riverboat gambler went off to make a killing
                        A
And bring it on back to you.

   D          A
Evangeline, Evangeline
E                       A
Curses the soul of the Mississippi queen
        E             A
That pulled her man away.

Bayou Sam, from the South Lousianne
Had gambling in his veins
Evangeline, from the Maritimes(*)
Was slowly going insane.

High on the top of Hickory Hill
She stands in the lightning and thunder
Down on the river the boat was a-sinking
She watched that queen go under

(*) The Maritimes are the Canadian provinces on the east coast of Canada. They consist of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island , Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.


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