Emmylou Harris Lyrics

Evangeline by Emmylou Harris

[Verse 1]
She stands on the banks of mighty Mississippi
Alone in the pale moonlight
Waiting for a man, a riverboat gambler
Said that he'd return tonight
They used to waltz on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Loving the whole night through
He was a riverboat gambler off to make a killing
And bring it on back to you

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

[Verse 2]
Bayou Sam from South Louisiana
Had gambling in his veins
Evangeline from the maritime
Was slowly going insane
High on the top of a Hickory Hill
She stands in the lightning and thunder
Down on the river the boat was a sinking
She watched that Queen go under


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