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Uncle Phil Question about Lakes of Pontchartrain song (36) RE: Question about Lakes of Pontchartrain song 16 May 12

I love this song, but the songwriter didn't know much about my old Louisiana home. There is no such thing as the lakes of Ponchartrain. There is just one body of water called Lake Ponchartrain which is actually a 630 square mile salt water estuary of the Gulf of Mexico. Nor are there alligators in the woods; they live in the swamps. A great song, though, so I don't sweat the details
- Phil

Just a thought, but the songwriter might have looked at a map and sent our hero to Jackson, Lousiana (on a very slow train) rather than Jackson, Mississippi.

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