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WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT? - NOTES

THE CHORDS ARE NOT TRANSPOSED SO THEY ARE ALL IN THEIR ORIGINAL SHAPES

CAPPO: FRET 7
MOOD: I added lyrics to turn it into a murder mystery. Starts slow and mysterious and builds up to a climax.

WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT - COVER  (LEAD BELLY)

WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT?

Em                             A     G                B                                     Em
My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me, tell me where did you sleep last night
Em                                                    A                    G               
in the pines, in the pines, where the sun don’t ever shine,
            B                                 Em
I would shiver the whole night through

 

Em                               A         G          B                                        Em
my girl, my girl, where will you go, I’m going where the cold wind blows
Em                                                    A                    G               
in the pines, in the pines, where the sun don’t ever shine
            B                                 Em
I would shiver the whole night through
Em                             A           G                  B                              Em
my girl, my girl, disappearing again, tell me what did you do last night?
Em                                                         A                    G  
in the ground, in the ground, where the sun don’t ever shine
        B                                 Em
I’ll be sleeping way past my end


Em                                  A           G                  B                              Em
her husband was a hardworking man, killed a mile and a half from here
Em                                  A        G                     B                                Em
his head was found in a driving wheel, and his body has never been found
Em                             A       G                B                             Em
my girl, my girl, I feel empty now, like a frozen cave in dark woods
Em                         A         G                B                                 Em
I’m waiting for the  funeral bell that will mark the place I once stood

 

Em                             A     G                B                                    Em
My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me, tell me where did he sleep last night
Em                                                    A                    G               
in the pines, in the pines, where the sun don’t ever shine,
            B                                 Em
I would shiver the whole night through

Em                               A         G          B                                        Em
my girl, my girl, where will you go, I’m going where the cold wind blows
Em                                                    A                    G               
in the pines, in the pines, where the sun don’t ever shine
            B                                 Em
I would shiver the whole night through

WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT? - COVER (audio only)

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