LAUREL AND HARDY SONG - The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia



I was listening to a feature on Radio four this afternoon on the way back from work. It was an unexpected programme extolling the virtues of Stan Laurel's and Oliver Hardy's film career, as discussed by our very own national treasure - Kenn Dodd. Yes, he is still alive.

Although their career spanned the 1920's, 1930's and even the 1940's, their popular black and white  films were endlessly featured on our family television through the early years of my 1970's.

The Laurel and Hardy song known as 'The Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia' was performed as a duet in their 1937 film Way Out West, and this was played as part of the radio show. It brought back so many childhood memories I had to share it through this YouTube clip.

"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" is a popular song published in 1913, with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and music by Harry Carroll. In the song the singer expresses his love for 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.

I hope that you enjoy watching it as I did listening to it.

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LAUREL AND HARDY SONG - The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

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