The song was played on Wolf Like Me as Mary goes into the confinement room with Anton and over end credits
Continuing on with songs from the latest season of Wolf Like Me, one of the songs heard was Lead Belly’s ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night‘, which played over the end credits of Wolf Like Me, Season 2, Episode 4.
It is one of several superb and lesser known songs chosen to play on the episodes end credits, all of which add something cool to what has just transpired in the episode.
In the case of Wolf Like Me, Season 2, Episode 4, Lead Belly’s ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night‘ added tongue in cheeck commentary about Mary being locked in the confinement room with Anton, as Gary looks through the door’s letterbox horrified.
Is ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night‘ a Lead Belly original?
Lead Belly was the stage name of an African American folk singer called Huddie William Ledbetter.
Ledbetter was known for his gorgeous tenor voice, and his ability to play several musical instruments.
He usually performed his own versions of classic folk songs, including ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’, which is a song the American musician recorded in 1944 and released in 1946.
It is his version of a song that, as far as music historians know, was first performed some time in the 1870s.
The track has been recorded by a number of musicians over the last 100-plus years including Dolly Parton and Nirvana, but it is Lead Belly’s version that is the most well-known leading some to believe he was the composer of the song.
The somber folk song was written about a man who discovers his wife has been cheating on him with another man. He then goes out into the forest and is murdered
My girl, my girl, don’t you lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In the pines, in the pines where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
Listen to Lead Belly’s ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night‘ from the Wolf Like Me end credits in the video, and via Spotify.
You can hear more songs from this season of Wolf Like Me, and learn about their roots, on Leo Sigh.
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