Dorraine of Ponchartrain (Cash Johnny)

As I walked by the lake one day by chance my Dorraine passed my way Then she and I walked hand in hand on the banks of Ponchartrain I pinned a flower on her heart, I swore we'd never be apart She vowed her love forever and as I kissed her did the same Dorraine, my Dorraine, my dark haired little angel My belle of Ponchartrain We sat down on the dock and with our hearts and fingers locked We laughed and talked and joked about when our names are the same And joking I said honey are you marrying me for money And it took just one quick look to tell it hurt my dear Dorraine She jumped and stood above me and she cried why you don't love me I'm rowing home across the lake you won't see me again I called and called some more but she rowed fast from the shore And the clouds brought by a wind began to rain on Ponchartrain Dorraine, I called Dorraine Come back my little angel my belle of Ponchartrain The storm should make her learn that she should make a swift return But as the rain fell harder I lost sight of my Dorraine As panic gripped my heart I drew the oars and made my start To look for her on raging waters and the rain on Ponchartrain At darkness I still called but no one heard my cries at all And when the daybreak came then others helped me look for my Dorraine But there was not a thing afloat except the oars from her rowboat For all was lost upon the choppy waves and rain on Ponchartrain Now I come day after day to where my sweetheart rowed away And I gaze across the water of the rainy Ponchartrain Just one thing and nothing more ever floated back to shore Was this flower I hold it is the one I pinned on my Dorraine Dorraine, my Dorraine, my dark haired little angel My belle of Ponchartrain