|In The Pines
Traditional - sung by Lead Belly
True (E)love, true (E7)love, don't (A)lie to (G)me
TeIl me, (B)where did you sleep last (E)night?
In the (E)pines, in the (E7)pines where the (A)sun never (G)shines
And I (B)shivered with a cold deadly (E)cold
Tell me, where did you get them pretty little shoes
And the dress you wear so fine?
I got my shoes from a railroad man
Got my dress from a driver in the mine
I wish to the Lord I'd-a never been born
Or died when I was young.
I never would have kissed your sweet, sweet lips
Nor heard your rattling tongue.
The longest train I ever did ride
Was a hundred coaches long.
The only woman I ever did love
She's on that train and gone
Them long steel rails and them short crossties
Ain't got no end I know.
On these long steel rails and short crossties
I'm tramping my way back home.
Longest old train in this whole wide world
Comes around Joe Brown's coal mine.
Headlight comes 'round when the sun comes up
The caboose when the sun goes down.
Yes, my husband was a railroad man
Was the best in this high lonesome world
The only thing that he did that was wrong
Was to miss just a-one little curve
My husband was a railroad man
Killed a mile and a half from town
I found his head in an engine wheel
But his body could never be found
True love, true love, tell me where will you go?
I'm gonna go where the cold winds blow
I'm gonna weep, gonna cry, gonna moan, gonna sigh
Gonna dance in my good-time clothes