The Be Good Tanyas - The Lakes of Pontchartain
I thought it strange that a Canadian band would sing about New Orleans. But according to wikipedia, the song is a folk ballad, “an Irish ballad about an unfortunate immigrant from Ireland who is given shelter by a beautiful Louisiana Creole woman. He falls in love with her and asks her to marry him, but she is already promised to a sailor and declines the offer.”
Which is the coolest thing ever.