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Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night Lyrics

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TitleWhere Did You Sleep Last Night
AlbumWith The Lights Out [2004], Track 5 Disc 2
Nirvana (The Best Of) [2002], Track 15
Unplugged In New York [1994], Track 14
GenreAlternative, Rock
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Song 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 don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go?
I'm goin where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

Her husband was a hard working man
Just about a mile from here
His head was found in a driving wheel
But his body never was 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 don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go?
I'm goin where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

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 don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go?
I'm going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, the pines
The sun
Ever shine
I'd shiver the whole night through
corrected on December 18th, 2011
written by Huddie Ledbetter
copyright with Lyrics © Folkways Music Publishing Inc C/o The Richmond Organization

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0 likes - like | 28-04-2012 20:50 anggathereds 
727 posts
0 likes - like | 31-12-2007 00:58 Petroviic 
2,517 posts
Awesome, heard this song when they performed it on MTV
0 likes - like | 05-12-2006 18:39 VivaLaViktor 
198 posts
i love you Kurt!!I love Nirvana also coz they are Gods there are no better band! this song sends shivers down my spine. the part where he takes a breath is awesome,you can really see he's beutiful blue eyes. the first time i heard this song i was overwhelmed by the emotion and pain he is puting in this song. too bad he is dead, but i bet he is playing classic nirvana songs for jesus and god right now in heaven!!! i love kurt coz he just did what he felt to do. if you havent read his biography READ IT!! i always laugh when i think of when he wrote "queer" on ppls cars who had made him a rough time in school..anyway its all in the biography!!i swear to god that if i become famous i will play this song live jsut to honor Kurt!! nirvana
0 likes - like | 16-08-2006 11:45 NirVanA4liFe 
3 posts
this song is fantastic :love
i love it
0 likes - like | 24-04-2006 23:49 VCVerse 
14 posts
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Wow. I love Kurt very much, but you guys are idiots. Why would he have written a suicide letter if he was murdered? Why would all the signs have led to suidide if he was killed?

Anyway, I love this song. I love the beginning guitar as well. Yay!
0 likes - like | 16-03-2006 19:40 Geskhan 
28 posts
I luve this song its just so full of emotion it sends shivers up my spine when he sang it, but in a good way...its awsome

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I think it would be a bit more respectful if u refered to kurt in was not is cause hes not here anymoe eventhough he lives in his music its just a sign of respect Kurt R.I.P.
0 likes - like | 10-08-2005 01:04 NirvanasFinest 
2 posts
God Damn this song fucking rocks!! If only he wrote it himself.. but he copied from a childhood band.. well a band that he listened to when he was a teen.. But, anyways this song kicks fucking ass!! (cheers)
0 likes - like | 15-06-2005 11:51 MBianka 
32 posts
my girl, my girl....oooh my god
0 likes - like | 13-06-2005 10:40 kurts_gal 
23 posts
hey wasnt this song on the best of cd? i cnt find it.
0 likes - like | 04-06-2005 18:18 theFreaK 
34 posts
very nice song... i love you kurt
0 likes - like | 04-06-2005 15:28 indie 
120 posts
haven't seen a song discussion before with that many that long comments.
well, the song deserves it. it's really amazingly emotional and powerful. it's blowing me away! I actually can't say in a proper way what it makes me feel when i hear this song or see kurt's blue eyes when he takes breath. just wow, i'm astonished!
0 likes - like | 28-03-2005 13:01 pernillawestman 
62 posts
oh, yeah!
0 likes - like | 17-03-2005 17:52 red_hot_fan 
18 posts
i love kurt it's such a shame that he took he's life
0 likes - like | 11-03-2005 17:58 Anemic_Royalty 
6 posts
Tis funny how many posting of Nirvana have 'grunge' names... I guess anyone with a clue about the seattle music would know that grunge is really just a term developed by the media to encompass all the great bands. Nirvana, Alice in chains, Pearl Jam, and soundgarden all in the grune category? lol, sorryguys they all sound completly different in terms of style. Grunge is a joke, every seen interveiws with lead singer of the melvins and mudhoney? exactly... anyway this song is great.
0 likes - like | 28-02-2005 03:27 bassrocker14 
546 posts
i just wanna cry when I hear this song. Its such a great song, I love the whole cd! I love Kurt! I love Nirvana! I wanna see this on t.v!
0 likes - like | 31-01-2005 23:08 GrungeIsKurt 
3 posts
I remember hearing this song for the first time when I was like 13 or 14 and this song really gave me more respect then I could possibly imagine for Kurt and the whole band. I agree that it's an awesome song and that Kurt's death was unfortunate. However, I neither believe that he commited suicide or was murdered cause really, he lives forever both in his lyrics and his music and will continue to live through generation from generation. Anyways I thought it was an awesome song and the way he sung the last lyrics at the end pushed me into whipping out my guitar and trying to play it's tab.

Anyways it' been a 11 years Kurt, hope you can see the impact you've made up there.
0 likes - like | 14-01-2005 11:00 Laura_for_kurt 
115 posts
oh come on heavy rocker, the people want to expess there gratuidue and curitousity for the person who has changed and redfined music. let them have their say, just like you have.

great cover, very powerful when he sings "i would shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvveeeerrrrrrrrr the whole night through" it brings me to tears
0 likes - like | 13-01-2005 01:23 heavy_rocker_o1 
184 posts
ok everyone stop wirshiping him, i love nirvana just like you all but he is dead quit arguing over who killed him. it dont help anything.

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0 likes - like | 09-01-2005 20:08 Icpjuggalo 
5 posts
This song inspired me to play gutair and sing. its a beautiful song that he sings from his soul. with the pause at the end he sets the mood for the whole song. its a great song anyone who doesnt like it should be shot
Kurt Cobin R.I.P
0 likes - like | 05-01-2005 20:56 kurt lives on 
7 posts
this was kurt's best performance ever. the last bit where he pauses at the end just sums up the peace, love and empathy that kurt felt. those emotionns that he had in that little moment jus put all the anger and pain out.
0 likes - like | 02-01-2005 18:23 FrancesBean87 
5 posts
I really love this song!!! It's one of my favourite nirvana songs, well it's certainly the sadest of all their songs.
There's so much emotion in it, it really touches my soul and it always makes me so sad I could listen to it all day!

0 likes - like | 02-01-2005 17:45 truly_unknown 
51 posts
I do think Courtney killed kurt too. He'll never know how much we miss him. I love this song and I still have the Unplugged concert on tape! I watch it all the time- it is my most prized possesion. When he sang this song you could hear his troubled soul. We miss you Kurt. Wish you were here!

0 likes - like | 24-12-2004 04:17 Scary_Perry 
7 posts
i made a version of this song up for my girlfriend. she loved it. she thought it was soo sweet. here it is.
My girl, my girl, dont lie to me, tell me when will you come to me?
in my town, in my town,
where there's no one like you,
i hoooope to see you soon.
0 likes - like | 05-12-2004 06:52 Dekar 
36,203 posts
This is a really great song. He puts so much power into his voice when he sings it. I love how it goes all crazy when he sings so hard. He's just singing cause he loves it, not because he wants it to sound good. It's like when you sing in the shower. You're just doing it because you like what you're singing, not because you want to sound like the next Pop Star. Good stuff!
0 likes - like | 05-12-2004 02:08 Manacle666 
43 posts
Great Song