Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
Hans Zimmer Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

The song "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" by Hans Zimmer is a beautiful and romantic ballad that undertakes a narrative about an individual's loving and adoring feelings towards their true love. The lyrics convey a sense of devotion towards the person they cherish, and their affection for his physical qualities. The deep color black of his hair is emphasized and considered beautiful, along with his soft face, wonderous fair, and purest eyes. The lyrics also suggest that the singer admires their lover's strength, referring to his strong hands. The song speaks of the love and respect that the individual has for their lover, emphasizing their adoration for the ground that he walks on and wishes to be with him forever.


Furthermore, as the song progresses, the lyricist expresses their hope to be together with their lover, indicating that there may be some obstacles in their way, and they anticipate the time when they will unite and be as one. Hence, "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" is a love song that radiates with warmth and passion, describing an individual's devotion, and the feeling of intense desire towards their beloved.


Line by Line Meaning

Black is the color of my true love's hair
My true love's hair is black in color


His face so soft and wondrous fair
His face is soft and wonderful


The purest eyes
He has the purest eyes


And the strongest hands
He has the strongest hands


I love the ground on where he stands
I love the place where he stands


Oh I love my lover
I love my lover


And where he goes
I love where he goes


Yes, I love the ground on where he goes
I love the place where he goes


And still I hope
Despite everything, I hope


That the time will come
A time will come


When he and I will be as one
When we will be together as one


Black is the color of my true love's hair
My true love's hair is black in color


Black is the color of my true love's hair
My true love's hair is black in color


Black is the color of my true love's hair
My true love's hair is black in color




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Written by: NINA SIMONE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@opheliesemiramis3158

All the lyrics of this version :

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

Oh I love my lover
And well he knows
Oh I love the ground on where he goes
And still I hope that the time will come
Still I pray that the time will come
When he and I will be as one
Lord When he and I will be as one

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 love, so fair
Black is her body, so firm, so bold
Black is her beauty, her soul of gold

I carry my love in my heart
Every... everywhere
And no matter where I go
She is always there

I remember when she came to me
In a vision of my mind
I remember when she said to me:
"Don't ever look behind"
She said: "Look ahead", and I would see
Someone always loving me...

Her picture is painted in my memory
Without a color of despair
And no matter where I go
Black is the color of my True love's hair



All comments from YouTube:

@CosmasConnolly

This is an old Irish ballad. As an Irishman I can say I have never, ever, heard a more beautiful rendition.

@sabbahelhajjami1735

I didn't know it was an Irish sog, whatever it's one of my favorite songs ever

@sean_d

Although popular in Ireland due to Christy Moore it's origin is Scottish, (after all it mentions the Clyde). Listen to Christy's intro...
https://youtu.be/uYpgsPB-Bkw

@astridanayalation4512

Thank y’all for sharing this fact 🎈

@MDC23

As a french, I didn't know it was an irish ballad. Thanks a lot for letting us know it

@lewieq9596

I am not familiar with Irish ballads but I sure got the feeling of it from her sensitive rendition. I am glad about that.

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@drumrnva

I like this performance, but I also like the audience.  They know when something special is happening, and they know how to let the quietness resonate.  Seems like that is pretty rare these days.

@WimiBussard

holds smartphone click click click upload selfie with background and flash 

@gamwpanagia

+Wimi Bussard Gotta earn them facebook creds!

@giorgos091973

+gamwpanagia (bad nickname)

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