In the Pines

(Black Girl/Where Did You Sleep Last Night?)

Brano tradizionale di musica folk statunitense composto probabilmente negli anni settanta del 1800. Intitolata “In the Pines“, ma anche “Black Girl o Where did you sleep last night“. Tradizionalmente, la canzone viene maggiormente associata con il bluesman americano Leadbelly, che ne incise molte versioni negli anni quaranta, e con il musicista bluegrass Bill Monroe, che aiutò a diffondere il brano a livello popolare negli anni cinquanta. Come molte altre canzoni folk, “In the Pines” passò da generazione a generazione per tradizione orale.

Una versione dal vivo eseguita dal gruppo musicale grunge Nirvana, ispirata alla versione di Leadbelly e registrata durante la loro esibizione acustica nel programma MTV Unplugged del 1993, rinnovò la fama della canzone presso le nuove generazioni. [fonte: wikipedia.org]

Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night

TESTO

My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
My girl, my girl, where will you go
I’m going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
Her husband, was a hard working man
Just about a mile from here
His head was found in a driving wheel
But his body never was found
My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
My girl, my girl, where will you go
I’m going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
My girl, my girl, where will you go
I’m going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines
The sun, shine
I would shiver the whole night through.