The Trail of The Lonesome Pine

Words & 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.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.