In the Pines, also known as Where Did You Sleep Last Night and Black Girl, is a traditional song believed to be from the Southern Appalachian region in the United States. It is most associated with Lead Belly, the American folk and blues singer, though the best known modern version was recorded by Nirvana in 1993 as part of their MTV Unplugged sessions, which is the version that Aaralyn has based her performance on. It tells the story of a young woman who is suspected of some wrong-doing and is being questioned about her whereabouts the previous night, she replies that she spent the night shivering in the pines after her man was killed by a train where only his head was found.
This version is an acoustic jam between Aaralyn and Papa Murp, with bass and electric guitar added to the mix later. Aaralyn starts the song with a deep bourbon style blues voice, reminiscent of the quieter moments of Janis Joplin (obviously Full Tilt as Big Brother is absent) and then, in tribute to Kurt Cobain, she screams out the final verse in her traditional metal style. This is incredible considering that its base was a bit of fun in front of the camera and I would love to hear a full studio recording of this song.
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