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My Girl

[Huddie Ledbetter]

Martin Carthy, Rory McEwen and Lisa Turner sang two Lead Belly songs, this one and Duncan and Brady, on the 1965 Hullabaloo TV programme. Both tracks were released in 2001 on The Carthy Chronicles.

Lyrics

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 never shines
And I shivered the whole night through

My husband was a hard-working man
Killed a mile and a half from here
His head was found in the driving wheel
And his body never had been 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 never shines
And I shivered the whole night through

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
You caused me to weep and you caused me to moan
And you caused me to leave my home

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm a-going where the cold winds blow
In the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines
And I shivered the whole night through

Acknowledgements

Transcribed by Garry Gillard.