Artist: KT Tunstall

Black Horse and The Cherry Tree ~ KT Tunstall

Kate “KT” Tunstall is a Scottish singer and songwriter. She broke into the public eye with a performance of her song “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” on Later with Jools Holland.

Black Horse and The Cherry Tree

Tunstall said of the song:

” “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” is inspired by old blues, Nashville psycho hillbillies & hazy memories. It tells the story of finding yourself lost on your path in life, and a choice has to be made. It’s about gambling, fate, listening to your heart, and having the strength to fight the darkness that’s always willing to carry you off. “

The song is usually performed solo by Tunstall, with the layered guitar and vocals constructed piece-by-piece by sampling the parts live, and using a digital delay unit to create the backing track. A performance of the song on Later with Jools Holland was an important break in Tunstall’s career.

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(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)

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 felt a little fear, upon my back
I said don’t look back, just keep on walking.
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
But the big black horse said look this way
and said,” Hey little lady will you marry me? ”

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

(ooooo,woo-hoo)

and my heart hit a problem, in the early hours,
so I 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 to a place in the middle of nowhere
with a big black horse and a cherry tree.
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
but it won’t come back, cause it’s oh so happy
and now I’ve got a hole for the world to see yeah
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)

and it said no, no, no, no-no-no
It said no, no, you’re not the one for me
no, no, no, no-no-no
It said no, no, you’re not the one for me

(whoo-hoo,woo-hoo)
said no, nah, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
you’re not the one for me
nah, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
you’re not the one for me

(Kazoo break)

big black horse and a cherry tree
I can’t quite get there cause my heart’s forsaken me
big black horse and a cherry tree
I can’t quite get there cause my heart’s forsaken me

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