In the Pines

“In the Pines” aka- “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”

Best known versions done by Leadbelly and Nirvana.

*My version is a nod to Gabby Petito, she and many other women who have been left behind.

Hey girl, hey girl, don’t lie to me

Tell me where did you sleep last night?

In the Fir in the Pines

In the Grand Tetons

He kept you warm the whole night through.

Hey girl, hey girl, where did you go?

He left you where the cold wind blows.

In the Spruce, in the Pines

Where the Sun don’t ever shine

A Stone Cross marks a shallow grave.

Her lover was an angry man,

Who ran and hid from what he’d done.

His skull came to rest in a swampy ditch,

But his body was never found.

Hey girl, hey girl, where will you go?

Leave him with the gators and the Snakes.

While in the Spruce and in the Pines

Your light forever shines,

And no one else can ever hurt you.

H.R. Maxwell



Author, Consultant, Drifter, Blogger, Contract Polymath, Mediator of the Gods, Builder of Communities. M.H., C.H.T., O.M.D.

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