Black Girl

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Black Girl  (1917) 
by Cecil James Sharp
Published in 1917 by Cecil Sharp.— Excerpted from In the Pines on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The first printed version (1917):

  • Black girl, black girl, don't lie to me
Where did you stay last night?
I stayed in the pines where the sun never shines
And shivered when the cold wind blows

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1924, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.