The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

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About The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" is a popular song published in 1913, with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and music by Harry Carroll. Inspired by John Fox, Jr.'s 1908 novel of the same title, the song expresses the singer's love for his girl, June, who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The chorus is: In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, On the trail of the lonesome pine— In the pale moonshine our hearts entwine, Where she carved her name and I carved mine; Oh, June, like the mountains I'm blue— Like the pine I am lonesome for you, In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, On the trail of the lonesome pine. It appears to have been first recorded in New York on 28 March 1913 by the Spanish-American tenor Manuel Romain and released in June of that year on issue number 1743 of the Edison Blue Amberol Record label. The song was featured in Laurel and Hardy's 1937 film Way Out West. It was performed by Laurel and Hardy with The Avalon Boys and featured a section sung in deep bass by Chill Wills, lip-synced by Stan Laurel in the film, with the last line in falsetto (sung by Rosina Lawrence) after Ollie hit Stan on the head with a mallet. This stage routine was performed by actors Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as part of the 2019 biographical film Stan & Ollie. In 1975, at a time when Laurel and Hardy films were popular on British television, the UK branch of United Artists Records produced an album of dialogue and songs, Laurel & Hardy – The Golden Age Of Hollywood Comedy, that included "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine". Released as a single, the song reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart, thanks largely to being championed by disc jockey John Peel on his Radio 1 evening show. The song was also recorded by Vivian Stanshall and (as "Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia") by Tokyo Blade. 


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In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia 
On the trail of the lonesome Pine 
In the pale moonshine our hearts entwine 
Where you carved your name and I carved mine. 

Oh, you - like the mountains are blue 
Like the pine - I am lonesome for you 
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia 
On the trail of the lonesome Pine. 

On a mountain in Virginia stands a lonesome Pine 
Just below is the little cabin home of a little girl of mine 
Her name is June and very, very soon she''ll belong to me 
For I know she''s waiting there for me ''neath that lone Pine tree.

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Written by: BALLARD MAC DONALD, HARRY CARROLL

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