6. In the Pines

The daughter in this American traditional story prefers to reside in the pines rather than at home, perhaps because her home is neither very safe nor very warm. While we were recording this song, back room session regular Erik Kriek was drawing the pictures for his graphic novel with the same title.

Lyrics:

In the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines
Down where the cold winds blow
In the pines, in the pines, in the cold and lonesome pines
I shivered where the cold winds blow

Little girl, little girl, where’d you sleep last night?
Not even your mother knows
I stayed in the pines, where the sun never shines,
I shivered where the cold winds blow

The prettiest girl that I ever did see
Lived out in the Georgia pines
And the only girl that I ever did love
I knew she’d never be mine

Little girl, little girl, what have I done
That makes you treat me so?
You caused me to weep and you caused me to mourn
you’ve caused me to leave my home

Little girl, little girl, don’t you lie to me
Tell me where did you get that dress?
From a man in the pines, where the sun never shines,
I shivered where the cold winds blow

 

***These lyrics are traditional***

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