Black Is The Colour

by Sheena & Michael

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This is our version of "Black Is The Colour", a traditional folk song first known in the Appalachian Mountains region of the United States in 1915, but most probably originating from Scotland, as attributed to the reference to the Clyde in the song's lyrics.

The song has become a part of the traditional repertory of Celtic music artists. The first recording was made by Mrs. Lizzie Roberts in 1916.

Versions of the song have been recorded by many artists, including Pete Seeger, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Luka Bloom, Christy Moore, The Corrs and Paul Weller.

lyrics

Black is the colour of my true love's hair
His lips are like some roses fair
He has the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
I love the ground whereon he stands

I love my love and well he knows
I love the ground whereon he goes
I wish the day would soon come
When he and I could be as one

I go to the Clyde and mourn and weep
For satisfied I cannot sleep
I write him a letter just a few short lines
And I suffer death ten thousand times

Black is the colour of my true love's hair
His lips are like some roses fair
He has the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
I love the ground whereon he stands

I love the ground whereon he stands
I love I love I love the ground whereon he stands

credits

released December 2, 2016
sheena: vocals
michael: guitars

artwork: boo hoo

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