Black Men Are the Bravest

DESCRIPTION: The singer says "ye are black ... Bit I am white and bonny" and the colors complement each other. Black and white cocks crow but "the black cock crows the clearest" and "ladies say That black men are the bravest"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad Black(s)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1855, "Black Men Are the Bravest" (1 text)
Roud #13591
NOTES [19 words]: Is black the color of his hair or skin? This time I'm guessing skin, but compare "Although My Love Be Black." - BS
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File: GrD81855

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