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Bethany Yarrow — Black Is The Color
Album: Rock Island
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:54
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Black is the color of my true love's hair
His face so soft and wondrous fair
The purest eyes
And the strongest hands
I love the ground on where he stands
I love the ground on where he stands
Black is the color of my true love's hair
Of my true love's hair
Of my true love's hair
Oh, I love my lover
And well he knows
Yes, I love the ground on where he goes
And still I hope
That the time will come
When he and I will be as one
When he and I will be as one
So black is the color of my true love's hair
Black is the color of my true love's hair
Black is the color of my true love's hair
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This should have gone on the list...
Nice...but she and Aimee Mann should get together...you get my drift?
On a scale of 1-10 for naffness?...I'd go a full on 9 and totally agree with Gilmore'.....
coldatlantic wrote:
Was introduced to this song though Christy's Moore's Live at the Point performance. This version destroys the feel, turning a pretty (and slightly eerie) folk song into a glossy forgettabl pop track with weak vocals... That's my 0.02.
I totally agree with your assessment of this version-it's just way too glossy. I was introduced to the song through Nina Simone's version, which is slow, smoky, pensive, and raw with emotion. She does this most excellent song justice in her rendition.
First time Ive heard and must admit I like it already.
Sounds sexy. 8)
gilmorecairns wrote:
I like the verses. It's the horribly orchestrated chorus that puts me off.
Yes. And yes. I've been waiting for someone to write a comment like this b/c I couldn't put it into words myself. Thanks.
yeah! twilight singers! but i think this is as close as we're getting to any gregg dulli on rp. someone has an irrational hate of all things dulli. i saw the singers in indianapolis a few months ago. gregg is a true showman. i was so dissapointed when the whigs broke up, but the twilight singers are my new favorite band. i'm glad gregg tried something different and didn't keep producing "whigs-lite" music. go twilight singers. i tried to upload "domani" which i think is their strongest song, but all my stuff gets rejected. lily34 wrote:
thank god someone else knows of the twilight singers (and greg dulli :hearteyes:) fabulous cover version, i agree. all should check out their latest cd release
Start and end are pretty much perfect. I don't like the chorus parts as well as the rest.
Cowboy Junkies on Prozac.
FilmSurgeon wrote:
The Twilight Singers do an outstanding version of this song. It's a highlight of their live shows. If you're interested.
thank god someone else knows of the twilight singers (and greg dulli :hearteyes:) fabulous cover version, i agree. all should check out their latest cd release
cool voice. tasty arrangement. would be perfect to follow this one up with Donovan's "Yellow Is The Color".
I really like her voice
The Twilight Singers do an outstanding version of this song. It's a highlight of their live shows. If you're interested.
I like the verses. It's the horribly orchestrated chorus that puts me off. streetsintherain wrote:
the verses of this song are scary! 8O
the verses of this song are scary! 8O
Reminds me of the bass line in Peter Gabriel's "Digging in the Dirt", an emotive masterpiece. This isn't bad, but I'd rather hear the former.
Hmmmmmmm. Kind of a nice take on a classic song. I like it.
Truly forgettable.
banality to the max. it's something my usually classical and miles-davisesque jazz loving father would listen to just to prove he's still cutting edge :P
banality to the max.
Boooooring
Was introduced to this song though Christy's Moore's Live at the Point performance. This version destroys the feel, turning a pretty (and slightly eerie) folk song into a glossy forgettabl pop track with weak vocals... That's my 0.02.