Band — Evangeline lyrics

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[Intro:]
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She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
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Alone in the pale moonlight

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

They used to waltz on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
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Loving the whole night through

'Til the riverboat gambler went off to make a killing
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And bring it on back to you.

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Evangeline, Evangeline
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Curses the soul of the Mississippi queen
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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
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/band-evangeline-lyrics.html ]

Songwriters: RAYMONDE, SIMON PHILIP / FRASER, ELIZABETH / GUTHRIE, ROBIN A.
Evangeline lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.