"In the Pines" as written by and H. Ledbetter....
Black girl, black Girl, dont lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, In the pines, Where the sun never shine
I shivered the whole night through.

Black girl, black girl, where will you go
Im going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, In the pines, Where the sun never shine
I will shiver the whole night through.

Black girl, black Girl, dont lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, In the pines, Where the sun never shine
I shivered the whole night through.

My Husband was a Railroad man
Killed a mile and a half from here
His head, was found, In a drivers wheel
And his body hasn't never been found.

Black girl, black girl, where will you go
Im going where the cold wind blows
You called me to weep and you called me to moan
You called me to leave my home







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    General CommentOne of the best songs ever written...right here.
    OpinionHeadon July 29, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about a black slave girl in America in the 1950s who has run away from her master and spent the night sleeping under a pine tree. Her master finds her (supposedly dehydrated and weak) and tells her to give up running because she will not make it more than a mile and a half before dying.
    hazoid246on March 16, 2015   Link

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