May 21, 2011

Black Is The Colour

Black is one of my most favorite color. It is safe for hiding those bulges. This post is my entry for Chic In Black Meme.





Black is the Colour is a song that touches, "as in my kurot sa puso" my heart and soul over and over and over...


A little background about this song, from Wikipedia: Black Is the Colour is 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 Clyde in the song's lyrics. The musicologist Alan Lomax supported this Scottish origin saying the song was an American "re-make of British materials." Many different versions of this song exist, some addressed to females and others addressed to males.While it is unclear which version should be considered "original", it is believed that originally the song was addressed to a woman, with the male-addressed version made popular by Nina Simone in the middle of the 20th century. The song has become a part of the tradtional repertory of Celtic music artists. In the 1960s, Patty Waters sang an extended version on ESP disk which veered towards the avant garde and extremes of vocal improvisation, standing as a landmark in the use of folk tunes as a starting point to other musical areas.


Here are two versions of this song, feel free to comment which one you like best:








Black is the Colour by Christy Moore

Black is the colour of my true love's hair.
Her lips are like some rose's fair.
She has the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands.
I love the ground where on she stands.

I love my love and well she knows.
I love the ground where on she goes.
I wish the day it soon would come
When she and I could be as one.

I go to the Clyde and mourn and weep
satisfied I never can be.
I 'll write her a letter, just a few short lines
And suffer death ten thousand times.

For Black is the colour of my true love's hair.
Her lips are like some rose's fair.
She's got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands.
And I love the ground where on she stands.




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1 comment:

  1. hehhe..nice entry:) unique love it.

    mine is up..hope you can drop by!

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