In The Pines (Where Did You Sleep Last Night)

"In the Pines", also known as "Black Girl" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", is a traditional American folk song which dates back to at least the 1870s, and is believed to be Southern Appalachian in origin.


In The Pines (WORD)
In The Pines (PDF)

Thanks to Richard Davis for submitting this song! We'll be doing the Fiona Apple-Watkins Family version as shown in the first video. The first 2 videos are in the same key  - the song starts at 4:20 in the first video (but the WHOLE video is great!) The pub is going to be howling up a storm!! YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE FIRST VIDEO!

The identity of the song's author is unknown, but it has been recorded by many artists in numerous genres. Traditionally, it is most often associated with the American folk and blues musician Lead Belly, who recorded several versions in the 1940s, as well as the American bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, who helped popularize the song (in a different variant, featuring lyrics about a train) among bluegrass and country audiences with his versions recorded in the 1940s and 1950s. For more info, check out Wikipedia:

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