Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia - Cherokee, Tennessee, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 30.341 W 083° 18.040
17S E 291341 N 3931557
Quick Description: As soon as I saw the Blue Ridge Parkway sign I thought of Laurel & Hardy singing about the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. From the song 'On the trail of the lonesome Pine' in the 1937 movie 'Way out West'
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2015 12:45:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMNWXE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member marvin1226
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Long Description:
The Blue Ridge Parkway an American National Scenic Byway, begins in Virginia & finishes in North Carolina after 469 miles. The location featured in this waymark is the 'Southern End' of the 'Blue Ridge Mountains' near Cherokee, North Carolina.

The comedy Western movie, (Way Out West. 1937) A vintage comedy, featuring Stan & Ollie's legendary rendition of the song 'On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine' is a popular song published in 1913, with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and music by Harry Carroll.

The official Southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is at the coordinates of this listing, Milepost 469, but as we are in North Carolina we consider it to be the start of the byway, known as the South Entrance, & do a space count down of the Mile-posts in reverse order as we drive along the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

"The Parkway provides spectacular mountain and valley vistas, quiet pastoral scenes, sparkling waterfalls and colorful flower and foliage displays as it extends through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina." Text Source: (visit link)

Lyrics "On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine" -- Way Out West --1937

"On a mountain in Virginia stands 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 .

In the , 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"
Musician: Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy

Name of Song: 'On the trail of the lonesome Pine'

Relevant Verse:
Like the pine I am lonesome for you In the blue ridge mountains of virginia On the trail of the lonesome pine"


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