Where Did You Sleep Last Night?


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Find A Balance
06-28-2008, 04:59 PM
I just learned the Nirvana version, the one they played on MTV Unplugged in the 90's.
iI think it's an amazingly beautiful song, but i want to learn the original leadbelly version, but i cant find it.

06-28-2008, 05:03 PM
you cant find the song or your cant figure out how to play it?
theres the song
and its only a couple chords.

06-28-2008, 05:06 PM
It's a traditional song - there's no "original" recording.

06-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Are you looking for the song or the tab? I think the chords are the same just played in more of a folk picking style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsfcUZBMSSg here is the song if thats what you're looking forw

and here is the tab: http://www.azchords.com/l/leadbelly-tabs-7152/wheredidyousleeplastnight-tabs-146296.html

06-28-2008, 05:09 PM
is it originally by leadbelly?or joan baez.not sure of that really

06-28-2008, 05:15 PM
is it originally by leadbelly?or joan baez.not sure of that really
It's a traditional song, so the original artist/writer is unknown.

06-28-2008, 08:01 PM
The title made me lol, because I'm working on a cover of Smokestack Lightnin, and that's a lyric in the song...

ze monsta
06-29-2008, 10:21 AM
You will need a 12 String to sound like Mr Leadbetter.

06-29-2008, 11:15 AM
Leadbelly's version just has lots of runs between the chords. I'm not sure what the technical term is, but if you already know the chords, just play some notes that sound good in between the changes. This probably wasn't helpful...

Also, I have a vague feeling that Leadbelly recorded before Joan Baez was born.