Black Horse and The Cherry Tree

Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006)
Charted: 28 20
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  • Two, three, four

    (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 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

    (Ooo, woo, hoo)

    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

    (Ooo, woo, hoo) (not the one for me, yeah)
    (Ooo, woo, hoo)
    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 they've all forsaken me

Comments: 18

  • Sd from MaI was convinced this song was about her divorce. The lyrics fit perfectly. But then I read she wrote this song years before she was even married. So, hmm, maybe it’s actually about what she says it’s about.
  • Kyle from Squamish BcI think it’s Annie Lenox doing the woo hoo in the song ! Any body know for sure ?
  • Magi Prince from TravelerHow can people be so stupid and arrogant to read all this and still say its about something else?
  • Polly from Collinsville, MsShe is doing the woo-hoo's herself and it's pretty amazing to watch how she does all of this as a one-woman act. Also, if you do your research, this song is not about a black man or abortion or being a virgin. KT was actually riding her moped out in the country and a black horse was loose in a vineyard. It was a little scary to her and she kept going. So she compares that feeling to being afraid to commit to a love. She actually had a heart murmur as a child and that's why she compares her heart having a hole in it and stopping for a beat or two to that of regretting that you denied yourself of the love you could have had all because of your fear and now you'll never be the same and the world can recognize this about you.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI love this song, KT's voice is raspy but soulful.
  • Emily from Around Chicago, Ili love this song, but i never learned the entire lyrics until checking on this site! am i the only one?
  • Jane from Austin, TxI thought that she had sampled the "WOO-HOO" from Neutron Dance. LOL
  • Robert from Houston, TxThis song is about a girl who becomes pregnant. The guy wanted to marry her but she was scared of being trapped in a boring life. She was still young and wanted to enjoy all the fruits of life so she had an abortion. Now, years later, she regrets that decision and it haunts her for the rest of her life.
  • Jim from North Billerica, MaFor the longest time, I couldn't help that I had heard this song before, or at least something like it. The it came to me. Black Dog! The timing is almost exactly like Led Zeppelin's Black Dog!! Just insert the lyrics and you'll see what I mean! I wouldn't feel too sorry for them, though, considering how much they've "borrowed" from other artists.
  • Cindy from Dallastown, PaI first heard my daughter, Tiffany sing this song at karaoke and I just love it. She sings it really good.
  • Diane from Ft.lauderdale, FlWould like to see KT and Etheridge record together...
  • Gb from Spokane, Wa It is a song about a virgin getting knocked up by a black guy and having the baby aborted after rejecting his proposition for marriage. It's plain and simple if you read the lyrics
  • Ashley from Moncton, CanadaI love this song. the "woo hoo" isn't annoying at all. I love her voice- how raspy and bluesy it gets in this song, yet in others, she can sound like even Stevie Nicks sometimes, particularly Silent Sea.
  • Peg from Richmon, VaI sing this one regularly at karaoke. Love it!
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScWho knows maybe she recorded those back-up vocals herself. That's just a thought.
  • Angelina from Tyler, TxI agree with Caitlin, good song but the WOO-HOO singers need to go away.
    -Angelina C, Tyler, TX
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, NjI like the song, but the back up singers in this song are really anoying!
  • Shannon Mulvany from Spokane, WaKT Tunstall must be a very ambitious artist. I heard that she pretty much begged the Today show to let her play this song so everyone could hear it.
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