Dark is the Color

from by Micah Ling



Learned from Bobby McMillon at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins,
Source: traditional – The oldest known recording is of Mrs. Lizzie Roberts from Cecil Sharp’s 1916 Collection.


Dark is the color of my true love's hair
His home is one some island fair
The sweetest face, and the neatest hands
I love the ground whereon he stand

I love my love, and well he knows
I love the ground whereon he goes
If he no more on Earth I see
I wouldn't serve you as he have me

The winter's passed, and the leave are green
The time is past that we have been
But yet I hope the time will come
When you and I shall be as one

My dear sweet heart, so fare ye well
you've slighted me, but I wish you well
You've slighted me and broke my heart
Oh how can I from you depart

I go to the river for to mourn and weep
But satisfied I could never could be
I wrote a letter in a few short lines
I died a death a thousands times


from Kingdom Come, released September 21, 2014
Micah Ling – cello, vocals
Laurel Premo – fiddle
Samantha Cooper – fiddle



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