"Black Sheep Boy" as written by and Tim Hardin....
Here I am back home again
I'm here to rest
All they ask is where I've been
Knowing I've been West.

I'm the family's unknown boy
Golden curls and envied hair
Pretty girls with faces fair
See the shining Black Sheep Boy.

If you love me, let me live in peace.
Please understand,
That the black sheep can wear the golden fleece,
And hold a winning hand.

I'm the family's unknown boy
Golden curls and envied hair
Pretty girls with faces fair
See the shining Black Sheep Boy.


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"Black Sheep Boy" as written by Tim Hardin

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    General CommentOh my god no way! I had no idea Scott Walker covered Black Sheep Boy!

    This song was originally by the folk legend Tim Hardin, and was also pretty notably the subject of Okkervil River's album of the same name (one of my favourite albums of all time, incidentally), which opens with a cover of it.
    Appers66on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBoy meets family after time apart, wants less questions about his (to him) pretty good life, and more time to just rest up before moving on again.
    SpunaroundSaturnon April 26, 2016   Link

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