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Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair


Appalachian Folk Song

Soprano

ff
aff D
ff
aff D

Alto

s
kk
tthe

ks ks ks ks k k

Black, Black,

Black

ks
tis

jz

ks ks

ks ks ks ks k k

Black

is the

col - or of my true love's

jz

k k
t t

Black

is the

k k k k k k
t t t t

jj z

jj
j

Black, Black,

col - or of my true love's

j j
fff D k k k
jz
k k k ks ks ks ks k
o
f
k
k
k
aM
k
k kz
k
t
Oo
Black, Black, Black
is the
col - or of my true love's

Tenor

b ffff D

Bass

k kkk kk k k
kz o j
Oo

Black, Black,

ff
a f f jz

Her

lips

ff
a f f jz

k
Her

lips

fff
f
aM j z
hair.

Her

lips

b ffff jj zz

k k j

hair.

hair.

hair.

Her

lips

col - or of my true love's

ks ks ks k k ks j k k k k k k ks k 24 k k k k
t are some-tthing twon-d'rous fair; The pur-est eyes and tthe dain - tiest
ks ks ks ks
are some-thing

ks ks j

k k k k k k ks ks 24 k

won-d'rous fair;

The

pur-est

eyes and the

dain - tiest

k ks k
t t

k
t

k ks j
t

k k k k k k k k 24 k
t t

k k k
t t t

k
t

k ks jj
t

are some-thing

are some-thing

won-d'rous fair;

The

won-d'rous fair;

Arranged by Stuart Churchill

pur-est

eyes and the

k
k

dain - tiest

24 m

6
11
Soprano

ff
a f f D jz

hands.
Alto

ff
a f f D jz

hands.
Tenor

Bass

ff
a f f D jz
M
hands.
f
b f ff D m

15

j
love

love

love

k k

love

k
t

k jz
t

kj k k k k k
j

ks ks ks ks ks

ks j z

k ks ks k
t
t

the grass on

the grass on

where she stands.

where she stands.

ks tk tk

k
t

ks

k k k
t t t

k
t

k
t

the grass on

the grass on

Oo

ks k

Oo

k k

where she stands.

k k k k k k
Oo

ks j z

ii

where she stands.

Oo

ff j
aff j

kk kk k k 24 k
k
k D jz

24 m

ff
aff j

k k k k 24 k k D j z

24 m

D n k k k
Oo

ff
k
aM f f k k k k k 24 k k D j z

b ffff ii

k k k kk k k k 2 k
t t t t 4

24 jj

k k k k ks ks ks ks 24 k

D jj zz

love my

I
21

ff
aff

love my

k k k

love and well she

love and well she

24 j

k kk k k kk

2
k k 4 k

knows.

k D jz

k D jz

D jz

D jz

knows.

Oo

ff
aff i

If

she on

earth no

more

kk
I'd

see,

fff j k s ks k k ks j k k k k k k k k 2 k k k k
f
D jz
aM
4
tk
t t
love
the grass on where she goes, If
she on
earth no
more
I'd
see,
k k
b ffff n
Oo

jz

k k k kk k kk

If

she on

kk k 2 k
4 k

earth no

more

k
My

kk k D k k k k
I'd

see, Oo

7
26
Soprano

ff
aff n k k

k k k

ni

Oo
Alto

ff
aff n k k

k k jz

k k k k k jz

jz

Bass

ff j
aff
M life

k k jz

k ks
t

ks kt k tk j z
t

would quick - ly

k k
kn k j z k

true

ff
aff k k k k j
true

love's

hair.

ei

love's

hair.

ff
ii
aM f f k k k k j j
col-or of my true love's hair.
b ffff

k k

k k k k j

col-or of my

love's

true

ii
hair.

n k k k
Oo

k k k kk z
jj z
i

k k

Black is the

k k

Black is the

31

ff
a f f k k k k jj

jz

fade a - way.

Oo

col-or of my

Black is the

f
b f ff j z

col-or of my

k kk

Black is the

Oo
Tenor

jj

ii
ii