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Where Did You Sleep Last Night?(original) v1  Leadbelly

[Em]Black girl black girl d[Am]on't lie[G] to me/

[B7]Tell me where did you sleep last [Em]night?(come on tell me baby)

[Em]In the pines, in the pines where the su[Am]n don't ever shi[G]ne/
[B7]I'll shiver the whole night t[Em]hrough/
Black girl black girl, where will you go,
I'm going where the cold wind blows.(where's that at baby?)
In the pines, in the pines,
Where the sun don't ever shine,
I will shiver the whole night through.

Black girl, black girl don't you lie to me,
tell me where did you sleep last night?(come on and tell me something about it)
In the pines, in the pines,
Where the sun don't ever shine,
I will shiver the whole night through.(shiver for me now)
Play verse w/ no singing

(what happened down there?)
My husband was a railroad man
Still a mile and a half from here.(what happened to him?)
His head was found in the driving wheel,
and his body heaven never been found.

black girl black ,where will you go?
im going where the cold wind blows
you call me the east and you call me the moon
you (could not distinguish last line)

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mnunes810 (report)

but I have to disagree with the chords. I believe they are E and A rather than Em and Am

mnunes810 (report)

complements to whom ever posted these lyrics, they are the closest to the original version on the web. most web sites say "my girl, my girl..", which lead belly does say in later versions of the song, but not in the original version he wrote. in the original he said "black girl". only two corrections- lead belly says "and his body *haven't never been found" and the last two lines are "you caused me to weep, you caused me to moan, you caused me to leave my home". again though good job who ever posted this.