Cette chanson populaire américaine, qui remonterait aux années 1870, est également connue sous les titres In the Pines et Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Elle a été interprétée par d’innombrables artistes américains et britanniques, du chanteur de bluegrass Bill Monroe au groupe beat The Four Pennies en passant par le bluesman Leadbelly, dont la version a inspiré celle du MTV Unplugged de Nirvana.

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Black girl, black 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
Shivered the whole night through

Black girl, black girl, where will you go
I’ll go where the cold winds blow
In the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines
I’ll shiver the whole night through

Black girl, black girl, don’t lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

My husband was a railroad man
Died not a mile from here
Head was found in a driver’s wheel
His body could never be found

Black girl, black 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
Shivered the whole night through

Black girl, black girl, where will you go
Will you go where the cold winds blow
You cause me to weep and you cause me to moan
You cause me to leave my home


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