She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi Holding a lantern light Waitin' for a man who's a riverboat gambler He said he'd return tonight
They used to waltz on the banks of the mighty Mississippi [Unintelligible; doesn't sound like "Loving"] the whole night through The riverboat gambler went off to make a killin' And bring it on back to you Evangeline, Evangeline, curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen That pulled her man away
Now, Bayou Sam from South Louisiana Had gamblin' in his veins And Mama Moo (??) who loves only you Why do ya cause her such pain?
She went to the top of Hickory Hill Stand in the lightnin' and thunder Riverboat, it was sinkin?She watched that boat go under Evangeline, Evangeline, curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen That pulled her man away
The last of November Leaves on the ground It's hard to remember What city, what town (what town) So many roads Mothered (?) in stone Surrounded by bones It feels so alone The last waltz, the last waltz The last waltz with you Don't mean the last dance is over The last waltz, the last waltz The last waltz was through