Huddie Ledbetter Where did you sleep last night is AKA In the pines, AKA Little Girl Here is a version of it: Little Girl by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) Song is in 3/4 The A7 is 002223 The basic strum is bass strum strun or 1 2 3 bass stum up-strum strum 1 2 and 3 To be authentic this should be played on a 12 string strung with very heavy string and tunned down 3 or 4 frets. (the Leo Kotke Taylor or the Franklin Stella copy are perfect...) All notes should be played with a thumb pick, (except of course up strums.) On succesive measures of the same chord, the bass should altermate. (EX: a A7,e A7, where a and e are the open 5th and 6th strings.) The melody can be played onong ala Leadbellyonthe BASS strings. The basic rythm is: bass strum melody 1 2 3 8th16th 16th with the melody ending on the bass of the next measure Melody in in parenthesis. The chorus is the same as verse. Small letters are notes. Caps are chord Verse I: LIttle Girl, Little Girl (E F# Ab) A A7 (A C# Eb) E* A7 (melody + chords) A7 / / A7 / / (just chords) (* THis e is 4 string 2nd fret) Don't you lie to me (E F# E)* D D (A B) C C / *( Played on 4 the string) Tell me where did you sleep last night (B D Eb) E E* E7 B C D A A7 / A7 // 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 23 * 1st e play 4th string 2nd fret, seond e played 6th string open) Chorus: In the pines, in the pines, Where the sun never shines, And I shivered the whole night through Verse II: Little girl, little girl, Tell me where did you go. "I'm going where the cold wind blows."