In the Pines
"In the Pines," sometimes known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night," dates back to the 1870s in southern Appalachia. It found new life in the early to mid 20th century via blues legend Leadbelly, as well as the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe. Betsy stumbled upon it for the first time during Nirvana's celebrated Unplugged in New York concert in which Kurt Cobain performed a dark and haunting version of the song (Performed as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?").
There are two lyrical traditions, one focusing on the girl in the story (Leadbelly), and the other on a train (Monroe). We Folks can't resist a train song, so we decided to combine the two.
The late summer night got away from us, so you may not be able to tell, but Betsy, Tyler, and Ted performed this one literally "In the Pines."
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