Nigra sum [I am black] (Song of Solomon 1:4-5; 2:10b-12a) – Pablo Casals Posted on July 3, 2016 Posted in Casals, Pablo (1876-1973) The Black Madonna of Tindari, sporting the incsription NIGRA SUM SED FORMOSA. Tindari Madonna Bruna: restoration work in the 1990s found a medieval statue with later additions. Nigra sum sed formosa , meaning “I am black but beautiful” (from the Song of Songs, 1:5), is inscribed round a newer base. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Song of Solomon 1:4-5; 2:10b-12a 4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. 5 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Nigra sum (1943), composed by Pablo Casals (1876-1973) The Georgia Boy Choir - Nigra SumWatch this video on YouTube Performed by The Georgia Boy Choir BUY MP3/ALBUM MP3: Nigra sum SHEET MUSIC Published by Mark Custom Music (MK.50491-MCD).