Nina Simone - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair Lyrics




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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  1. Olivia Jonale

    ❤️❤️❤️

  2. kristi.s

    I can't handle that two of them have the same voice. And how they blend it, it's just magnificent.

  3. Yvonne Marek

    She is a heroine to me. Thank you for sharing

  4. emilia is emma lee

    that is musical legend weldon irvine at the beginning trading seats with her at the piano and adjusting the bench for her. he was at one point her musical director, co-writer and a big hand in arranging etc. the current victorious de costa film "DIGGING FOR WELDON IRVINE" shines a great light on their history. big ups to artists with depth & the pain they liberate to give us art.

  5. St JAN

    J'écoute en boucle cette immense personnalité, plus qu'une immense pianiste et chanteuse. Toute une vie sans compromis, hors du star système, formidablement engagée, trainant une énorme souffrance. Une pensée à sa fille Lisa. Il n'y a pas un enregistrement vidéo qui ne touche le coeur et l'âme au plus profond de soi...

  6. Phil Pryor

    Nina, a unique, supremely gifted broad artist, intensely living the inner art, the experience, the life implied. She had such touch and taste, texture and presence. All were wonderful...

  7. Renée Matte

    Thanks "lukeslark" 🌺 via Nina Simone 🎼🎹🎸🌺🎧🎼🎼💙🎩🎩🎩🌺

  8. Jackie Spendlow

    Total philistine if you dislike this beautiful song, beautiful voice and amazing women.

  9. ibarbozza

    Thank you ...

  10. Lace Mitchell

    Before I read any comment I thought “That sounds kind of like an Irish ballad..” low and behold I found out it is! Wow 🤩

    Sean D

    Although popular in Irland for the last 40 years, it is a Scottish song, brought to Ireland by Christy Moore.

  11. Екатерина Емельянова

    Аж сердце замирает!!!

  12. Vintage Dye

    Magique !

  13. Kimberly Slack

    I know very little about music. I have heard this is a difficult song to sing because it is sung in lower notes. Listening to this interpretation by Simone, it seems that she sang it very well.

    Christoff Branigan

    There are many versions of it and you should be able to change the key to suit your range. Do it your own way and best of luck

  14. Lon Dorsey

    "Georgia" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghLX6M-5qjQ

  15. Nurry Lee - Piano

    Incredible

  16. Myriam Fremont

    Omg I have never heard this guy before.
    What a voice, what an awesome blend they make.

    James Dodger

    Very true. The song is actually played in two halves but they compliment each other so well. You can hardly tell them apart. Just perfection.

  17. Lucia Martin

    His hair was indeed black.

  18. Jovana Mihic

    Sadness in her voice

  19. Claire Crawford

    🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 Nina Simone

  20. William Knutson

    We sang this song in my men’s choir in college..

  21. ChinHooi Ng

    The highest priestess of soul

  22. egopat15

    I'm Rocking A Natural Afro like Nina at the moment

    Lucia Martin

    She is beautiful

  23. Mark Glassman

    Jaw-dropping magnificent!

  24. Don Jackson

    John Jacob Niles

  25. Anthony Kelly

    Wow. Until this moment I thought it an only Christy Moore song. He must have heard this version to have of inspired him to perform his own great but not quite as great as this version

  26. meme barbee

    I’ve never done drugs in my life but now I know this is Tht. Felt hypnotized visualizing my own love w every stitch of skin blended )))) I need a cold shower forever

  27. anne didiet

    Awesome

  28. Kader Işık

    Caaanım Nina Simone. O nasıl hissetmek, hissettirmek!

  29. Susan Moran

    This is actually an Irish song. The genius of Nina has given this tune to the world. For my true love, who has the most wonderous black, long hair. I could get lost in his hair.

    Sean D

    Actually Susan it is Scottish, the song we sing in Ireland even mentions the Clyde. Brought over by Christy Moore.

  30. BERTRAM CLARK

    Who is the singing guitar player?

  31. Citrus Marketing

    Beautiful, go raibh maith agat!

  32. IINAUM Goddess

    This is the TOP of my playlist moving into 2020!

  33. isaac fiedler

    My hair is black and I feel soo special when listening to this.

  34. C. Hüde

    awful interprestation of a wonderful song !

  35. John Hirtle

    The Incomparable.....
    Nina Simone

  36. Brigitte Morant

    Black Is the Colour
    Nina Simone
    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 where he goes
    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

  37. Fernanda Marques

    J'aime beaucoup ♥️

  38. Paulo ferreira

    Nina Simone é simplesmente arrebatador....

  39. Elmira Gadzhieva

    I like very much this song! I am listening the heart of singer!

  40. Pavel Eduard

    This I call music. Not money, not flying puxxyes and boobs, not drugs and alcohol. Just pure feels that hit you and leave something truly meaningful and beautiful within you. Art.

    Donald Duck

    Very well said👍

  41. Pili S.

    Wow. How did I not know much about Nina Simone before?

    ThePapasmurf1946

    Her music didn't appeal to the mass audience, it was in the realm of fine art. She is one of the phenomenal people about whom I am also still learning more and more. Don't stop searching - there is much, much more to discover............................

  42. coquijean

    history in the making...and she allowed US to see and hear an FEEL her LIFES story for the LOVE of music

  43. Claudio Terrisse

    I'm sure that in the moment when the piano kisses the guitar, their true love is right there, in soul and hair.

  44. Alvareto

    UNA LOCURA

  45. JORGE SOARES

    Oh MEU DEUS...perfeição.... DEUS salve... october 18...2019 Rio de Janeiro Brazil

  46. Information station 1984

    Wow. I hear Maysa Leak, Layla Hathaway and Anita Baker. I never knew.

  47. Fluffy 2dimaxx

    I am enamoured by this women, her voice, her soul, her fingers that dance on the piano keys and they way she can resonate with us her pain, love, sensuality and solitude... forever😌

  48. Jovana Mihic

    Everything is so deep, her voice, song lyrics, emotions that I feel when I listen piano, I think this is the best song ever written and this is the best cover of it.

  49. Get Saxy

    Thats a fucking dude

    ThePapasmurf1946

    She had very distinct facial features, making her easily recognizable. I think she looked quite classy, in accordance with her performing talent.

  50. Lola Rosa

    Truly ahead of it's time. Every time I hear this song I can't help but tear up. Love this woman.

    Thoronar

    well the song is 200-300 years old, so

  51. Dr. Starbuck Capt. Galactic Federation

    🖤✝️🌹❤️💋👑

  52. Jonathan Melling

    How can this be happening?

  53. Kimberly Freels

    I would give my right arm to have witnessed a live performance from this brilliant woman, Nina is my favorite,my Goddess.

  54. Vasilisa Fedorova

    She hypnotizes me...

  55. Mr. RodeGagarius

    Suprema!

  56. C. Knoxville

    Imagine someone said "white is the color of my true love"

    Sunshine

    If that's their true love white so be it!!😁🎙️✌🏿

    ThePapasmurf1946

    Imagine an old aged person singing to their white-haired love, and you've got it. p.s. - this is an old Scottish ballad, just fyi

    C. Knoxville

    @ThePapasmurf1946 yeh but today everything is about race conflict. Remember the fuss about honey it's cold outside.... labeled racist by dumb liberals

  57. 1 w

    Her voice doesn't sound very good, it's out of tune & sounds really pitchy. The song's too slow. I'm sure it's meaningful, but it's boring. She's a good piano player though.

    Carlito El Gooner

    You have no taste in music. You suck at life.

    ThePapasmurf1946

    True art isn't a matter of achieving a precise number of vibrations per second, mathematically. Art is the expression of emotion, and that's what we see here. p.s. - look up Rhiannon Giddens doing a Very Different version of this song - it's much more appealing to me (faster and "in tune")

  58. Jorge Cordova

    September 22nd, 2019. Pink Queen

  59. lucie léanne

    Merci .

  60. Yulem da Silva Silva

    Eu choro quando ouço essa cançao😢😢😢
    É profundamente linda!

  61. M Judge

    Still Devine...

  62. Urvish Sambre

    Amazing

  63. mario lopez

    Vi su vida y trayectoria en Netflix y es triste y muy molesto saber que los ultraconservadores y racistas gringos le prohibieron presentarse en el Carneggie hall,y no reconocieron a la tal vez mas importante artista de su época porque opacaba a los artistas blancos, sólo por el color de su piel.

  64. Name Given

    Hell to the nah.

  65. Mark Pollins

    Beautiful song and performance . I am very lucky that I heard Nina Simone live at Roni Scott's 1984

  66. Beatriz Micheletto - Be Marketing

    I love Nina! I'm so lucky (blessed) I had the opportunity to see her in Brazil!

  67. Jesse Douglas

    Nina Simone 2019 Black Peoples Are More Terrified Of The Words Black And Being Black Than The Words KKK.

  68. brad phillips

    820 people are certifiably insane

    ThePapasmurf1946

    Out of 7.5 million views? That's a phenomenally low number of dislikes. 00.001 percent of us should be allowed to be tasteless and insane.

  69. BrHarley054

    3:30 What the hell

  70. Ella Southportfair

    i dedicate this to Yusuf/Cat Stevens

  71. Tasha Nesbitt

    OH. MAH GOODNESS.... Soooo hauntingly beautiful and inspiring. <3 Oh what you do...

  72. M Judge

    💛💛💛 absolutely magical

  73. M.G. Brown

    Never knew what an accomplished pianist she is. Wow

  74. Francisco Ferrer Galiana

    Maravillosa canción.¡¡¡

  75. dvinskclan11

    I wonder what Nina would think of Avi Kaplan's version of her verse.

  76. Soul Man

    Play this for my wife her hair is natural black bin married 28 years and wouldn’t be without her💖✌🏻

  77. Eliab Barros Madeira

    Nina Simone não é grande só por ser uma grande cantora,mas também por ser politizada e corajosa.

  78. Eliab Barros Madeira

    Quem foi mais politizada que Nina Simone cantando?

  79. Romana Sever

    I love the sound of her voice,her lyrics and the way how she communicate with us,her oddity..

  80. Elena A.

    brilliant

  81. SeanCarlo

    I remember my dad singing thid

  82. Linea Petrela Paiement

    this isn't even the version on her album - she's improvising, and she's just that incredibly talented.

  83. KATHLEEN THIRSTY

    Love my queen ❤️

  84. David Flint

    Who is the singer/guitarist?

  85. Fernanda Marques

    Eu amo , adoro , tenho paixão , quando escuto esta música

  86. Arturo Do

    OTR II intro!

  87. Said Benkada

    woow woooow just woow listening to this in 2019 ! yeaaah cheers

  88. ELIZABETH

    ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL !
    The setting - Nina Simone's Hair, her skin tone, the perfect makeup that brings out her Perfect... facial features, her outfit, the piano, NINA's graceful, elegant manner as she performs, the bare lighting...the still silence .. Is AN AWESOME piece of Artwork.
    Then ... Emile Latimer delicately, delicately ... frames it.

  89. Erin Threlkeld

    Sedate and cathartic

  90. Lauryn Stone

    her voice makes me so emotional, she is beyond legendary

  91. Michael Halligan

    Beautiful Scottish folk song. Probably brought to Canada by Scottish migrants in the 18 hundreds.

  92. John Fedirko

    does anybody know if this is copyrighted?

  93. David Doyle

    OMG OMG hauntingly beautiful

  94. karimam1275

    Black is the color of my true love's hair
    His face is like roses so fair
    He's the prettiest face
    And the neatest of hands
    I love the ground on where he stands
    Oh I love my love
    And this he knows
    I love the ground on whereon he goes
    If you no more on earth I see,
    I can't serve you as you have me
    The winters passed and the leaves are green
    The time is passed that we have seen
    But still I hope the time will come
    When you and I will be as one
    I go to the Clyde to mourn and weep,
    But satisfied I never could sleep
    I write you a letter
    Just a few short lines
    I'll suffer death ten thousand times.
    So fare you well my ain't true love
    The time has passed but I wish you well
    But still I hope the time will come
    When you and I will be as one.
    I love my love and this she knows
    I love the ground whereon he goes
    He's the prettiest face and the neatest of hands,
    I love the ground where on he stands.

    EnriExperience

    i looking for the lyrics than the guitar man sang in this song

  95. runbambirun

    This is Roud 3103, an old Scottish ballad. Nina Simone kicks ass in this version!

  96. Lisa Weaver

    I so love Simone to the truth upon her reachings. She is a blessed soul upon a woman. Amen! Simone is a truly gifted of a history upon an artist upon times known. I know my ancestor in Boston became slave owners. But one in a bought to history became the first ever to own property in history as a black slave for all who no one treated so inhumanly as the south