Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1913

Comments

The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

Words by Ballard Macdonald

Music by Harry Carroll

New York: Shapiro Music Pub. Co. (1913)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
On a mountain in Virginia stand a lonesome pine,
Just below is the 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.

[Refrain]
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.

[Verse 2]
I can hear the tinkling waterfall, far among the hills,
Bluebirds sing each so merrily
To his mate in rapture trills;
They seem to say
“Your June is lonesome too;”
Longing fills her eyes,
She is waiting for you patiently,
Where the pine tree sighs.

[Refrain]

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