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Tune ID#1080 (Lakes of Pontchartrain)

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Type ?
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Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lakes of Pontchartrain, The [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to North American music.]
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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19793#1
[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue. For this tune: Christy Moore (lead vocals).
~19943#1
[Dnta 2] Déanta. Ready for the Storm. Mary Dillon (vocals), Deidre Havlin (flute, whistle), Rosie Mulholland (keyboards, fiddle), Eoghan O'Brien (harp, guitar), Kate O'Brien (fiddle, viola), Clódagh Warnock (bouzouki, fiddle, bodhrán, chimes).
~20069#1
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals).

Bibliography

I have found zero transcriptions of this song anywhere on the indexed books. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. If you want to actually learn to sing this song, simply learn it from a fellow singer or from a recording listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1979