Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Dark Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair

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See also song #22

From file hnsong0.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:23
T:Dark Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair
R:song
H:Slow, free rhythm
H:See also #22
D:Joe Heaney
Z:id:hn-song-23
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:Amix
E2 E2A,2 | C2 E4 DC | A,3 G, A,4 | z6
(EF) | G2 A4 (BA) | (G2 E4) (cB) | (A3G) (E2D2) | E4 z2
D2 | E2 FG A4- | A2 BA (G3 A) | (G2 F2) E4- | E8 | z2
E2 E2A,2 | (C2E4) (DC) | A,3 G, A,4 | z2 ||
W:Dark is the colour of my true love's hair,
W:Her face is like some rose so fair,
W:Her slenderest waist, and her neatest hand,
W:I love the ground she walks upon.
W:
W:I went to the river to mourn and weep,
W:But satisfied I could never be,
W:I wrote a letter in a few short lines,
W:I died a death a thousand times.
W:
W:I then sat down and I wrote a song,
W:I wrote it neat and I wrote it long,
W:With every line I shed a tear,
W:The last line said, "Farewell, my dear".
W:
W:So fare thee well, my own true love,
W:I thought you were as true as the stars above,
W:But a pleasure on earth no more I'll see,
W:I'd never do to you what you did to me.
W:
W:The winter is passed and the trees are green,
W:The time has come since we have been,
W:And yet I hope the day will come,
W:When you and I shall be as one.
W:
W:Dark is the colour of my true love's hair,
W:Her face is like some rose so fair,
W:Her slenderest waist, and her neatest hand,
W:I love the ground she walks upon.


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