:: Title :: Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
:: Genre :: love song, lyric song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Roberts, Robin [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified hotel
:: Location :: Carna (County Galway), West (Ireland)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Irish, Anglo-American
:: Session :: Carna 1/51
:: Date :: 1/29/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3289.0, Track 6 (00:01:19)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax: "Limerick, Seamus behind in Kenmare catching up on his drinking, phoned arrangement to meet at night in Colm Keane's, Galway, Carna, hotel, tried for C. Keane with police sergeant while RR [Robin Roberts] and JM remained in hotel, 1st recorded Connelly and McDonagh, quarrel with manageress." From tape box: "Corridor maids standing around." [Source: Alan Lomax's journal]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Robin Roberts explains that this is an American song. It was published in English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Sharp Collected from Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, NC 1916. A version was made famous by John Jacob Niles. The verses are "floaters" that appear in other lyric songs.
:: Collection :: Ireland 1951 and 1953

 

 

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