Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday is hosted by Jim Adams tirelessly every week and we are so grateful to have him steer this ship. He continues to share his great knowledge of music and give us inspiration well in advance of the challenges.

Today we have been prompted by Chinese Zodiac signs. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. A couple of great Rolling Stones songs jumped out at me and I’m sure I will see them shared today. I went with “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree” by K. T. Tunstall. I really like this song and performer. Hope you enjoy it too.

According to Wikipedia, “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree” is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is featured on her debut album, Eye to the Telescope. It was released on 21 February 2005 as the lead single from the album, charting at No. 28 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2005 in British music). It is one of many songs that reuses the famous Bo Diddley beat from the influential 1955 song of his own name.

The song is a playable track in the music video games Band Hero and Dancing with the Stars: We Dance!

Lyrics
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree
K.T. Tunstall


Two, three, four
Well, my heart knows me better than I know myself
So I'm gonna let it do all the talking
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)
I came across a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)

I fell in fear upon my back
I said don't look back, just keep on walking
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)
When the big black horse that looked this way
Said, hey lady, will you marry me?
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)

But I said no, no, no, no, no, no
I said, no, no, you're not the one for me
No, no, no, no, no, no
I said, no, no, you're not the one for me

And my heart had a problem in the early hours
So it stopped it dead for a beat or two
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)
But I cut some cord, and I shouldn't have done that
And it won't forgive me after all these years
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)

So I sent her to a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)
Now it won't come back 'cause it's oh-so-happy
And now I've got a hole for the world to see
(Woo, hoo, woo, hoo)

But it said no, no, no, no, no, no
I said, no, no, you're not the one for me
No, no, no, no, no, no
Said, no, no, you're not the one for me

Said, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
You're not the one for me
Said, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
You're not the one for me

Big black horse and a cherry tree
I can't quite get there 'cause they've all forsaken me
Big black horse and a cherry tree
I can't quite get there 'cause my heart forsaken me
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Katie Tunstall
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree lyrics ©
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  1 comment for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. July 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Good one, Christine.

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