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Evangeline

This song is by Emmylou Harris and appears on the album Evangeline (1981).

(Robbie Robertson)

She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Alone in the pale moonlight
Waitin' for a man, a riverboat gambler
Said that he'd return tonight.

They used to waltz on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Lovin' the whole night through
He was a riverboat gambler off to make a killin'
And bring it on back to you.

Evangeline, Evangeline
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
That pulled her man away.

Bayou Sam from South Louisian'
Had gamblin' in his veins
Evangeline from the maritime
Was slowly goin' insane.

High on the top of a Hickory Hill
She stands in the lightning and thunder
Down on the river the boat was a sinkin'
She watched that Queen go under.

Evangeline, Evangeline
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
That pulled her man away.

Evangeline, Evangeline
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
That pulled her man away...

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