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Black is the Color

from No Refund on Flowers by Ljova and the Kontraband

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lyrics

Black is the color of my true love’s hair
His lips are something rosy fair
The sweetest smile and the kindest hands
I love the grass whereon he stands

I love my love and well he knows
I love the grass whereon he goes
If he no more on Earth will be
‘twill surely be the end of me

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from No Refund on Flowers, released May 11, 2014
melody by John Jacob Niles, arr. Ljova and the Kontraband
text - traditional

performed by
Inna Barmash, vocal
Ljova, viola
Patrick Farrell, accordion
Mike Savino, bass
Mathias Künzli, percussion

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Ljova New York, New York

Lev "Ljova' Zhurbin was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1978. He divides his time between composing music for film, concert, and dance; performing with his own ensemble LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND, and arranging music for the Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble, Kronos Quartet, Alondra de la Parra, Brooklyn Philharmonic and many others. ... more

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