The Trail of The Lonesome PineWords & Music by Ballard McDonald & Harry Carroll, 1912
Recorded by Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, 1937
From the movie "Way Out West"
D Em A D A7 D Fdim A On a mountain in Virginia, stands a lonesome pine, Gdim A7 D Bm E Edim A G/B A7 Just below is the cabin home of a little girl of mine. D Em7 D G D B7 F#m Her name is June and very, very soon, she'll belong to me D F#m D E A Em7 A7 For I know she's waiting there for me, 'neath that lone pine tree. A7/6 A7 D F#m E In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, A Em7 A7 D G D On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine, A7/6 A7 D B7 E Cdim E7 In the pale moonshine, our hearts en - twine Bm7-5 A Em7 A G/B A7 Em7 A7 Where she carved her name and I carved mine. D Am7 D Am7 D7 Oh, June, like the mountains I'm blue; G G/F# Em7 F# Like the pine, I am lonesome for you. A7 Em7 D Bm E In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Cdim A G/B A7 Edim D on the Trail of the Lonesome Pine
This one has been requested numerous times, by numerous visitors over the years. I blew off the request every time, because I didn't think it fit the "pop standards" criteria that I try to focus on for this site. And I still don't think it fits, but I'm putting it up anyway, because the more I heard the recording, the more I liked it. The fact that it was the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy that recorded it only added to the unlikely appeal.