Who Sang Black Swan? Nina Simone

Some other versions of "Black Swan"
writers: Christian Pierce, Jasen Moreno, Michael Luce, Stevie Benton
release date: 2000
length: 6:07
producer: Jack Lewis
membranophone: Roger “Montego Joe” Sanders
vocal: Nina Simone
double bass: Lisle Atkinson
recording engineer: Dick Alderson
arranger: Nina Simone
guitar: Al Schackman and Phil Orlando

The sun is fallen and it lies in blood.
The moon is weaving bandages of gold.
O Black Swan where, oh where is my lover gone?
Torn and tattered is my bridal gown and my lamp is lost
and my lamp is lost.

With silver needles and with silver thread
The stars stitch a shroud for the dying sun
O Black Swan where oh where has my lover gone?
I had given him a kiss of fire and a golden ring
And a golden ring

Don't you hear your lover moan?
Eyes of glass and feet of stone,
Shells for teeth and weeds for tongue,
Deep, deep, down in the river's bed
he's looking for the ring.
Eyes wide open, never asleep
he's looking for the ring, looking for the ring.

The spools unravel and the needles break.
The sun is buried and the stars weep.
O black wave, O black wave take me away with you
I will share with you my golden hair,
and my bridal crown, and my bridal crown.
Oh, take me down with you.
Take me down to my wand'ring lover
With my child unborn,
With my child unborn.

CD 1
  • 1 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
  • 2 I Got It Bad
  • 3 Hey, Buddy Bolden
  • 4 Merry Mending
  • 5 Something to Live For
  • 6 You Better Know It
  • 7 I Like the Sunrise
  • 8 Solitude
  • 9 The Gal From Joe’s
  • 10 Satin Doll
  • 11 It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • 12 Black Swan
  • 13 Theme From Samson and Delilah
  • 14 If You Knew
  • 15 Theme From Sayonara
  • 16 The Twelfth of Never
  • 17 Will I Find My Love Today
  • 18 The Other Woman / Cotton Eyed Joe

  • Album Information
    label: Collectables
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 090431641422
    script: Latin