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Black is the Colour

from the album 'Cara Dillon'.
traditional song,
arranged by Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman.
This sad love song has its source in British Islands.
It has been sung extensively by American singers as well.
'The Clyde River' on the rylics is located in the southwest of Scotland.
Black is the colour of my true love's hair.
Her lips are like a rose so fair.
She's got the sweetest face and the gentlest hands.
I love the ground whereon she stands.

I love my love and well she knows.
I love the ground whereon she goes.
And how I whish the day would come
when she and I can be as one.

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