Scipione Dentice
(1560 - c.1635)

Nigra sum sed formosa
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Publ. Rome 1594.
Lyrics: Anon

Nigra sum sed formosa filiae Hierusalem, ideo dilexit me rex et introduxit me in cubiculum suum.

I am black but comely, O daughters of Jerusalem, therefore have I pleased the Lord and he hath brought me into his chamber.