Mudcat Café message #4800 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1439   Message #4800
Posted By: Peter Timmerman
02-May-97 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: In the Pines (Joan Baez/Leadbelly?)
Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE PINES (Joan Baez/Leadbelly?)
Following up the invitation (in a recent thread) to post lyrics, I noticed that the version of "In The Pines" in the database is different than the terrifying one Joan Baez used to sing -- I think it comes from Leadbelly originally. Does anyone know where this song comes from, and are there other verses than those below?

IN THE PINES

Black girl, black girl, don't lie to me:
Where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, in the pines,
Where the sun never shines,
I shivered the whole night long.

My father was a railroad man
Killed a mile and a half from town.
His head was found 'neath the driver's wheel.
His body has never been found.

You caused me to weep; you caused me to moan
You caused me to leave my home.
I'm going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines,
Where the sun never shines,
I'll shiver the whole night long.

The longest train I ever saw
Was a hundred coaches long.
And the only boy I ever loved
Is on that train and gone.

Black girl, black girl, don't lie to me,
Where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, in the pines,
Where the sun never shines,
I shivered the whole night long.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 13-Feb-02.